Wednesday, February 26, 2014

World famous flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía (66) died.

The internationally renowned Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucía and flamenco music composer is in Mexico died. De Lucía felt on the beach of Cancun suddenly unwell and died en route to the hospital.

Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes (21 December 194725 February 2014), was a Spanish flamenco composer, guitarist and producer. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists who have also successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton, authors of Guitar: Music, History, Players, describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar", and Dennis Koster, author of Guitar Atlas, Flamenco, has referred to de Lucía as "one of history's greatest guitarists".

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