Camarón

Timeline created by Juan González Rosal
In Music
  • Birth

    Born in San Fernando, Cádiz
  • Niño

    Niño
    From the age of seven, Camarón began singing in different taverns and at the San Fernando tram station.
  • First awards

    He won first prize at the Festival "Del Cante Jondo" in Mairena del Alcor and later moved to Madrid with Miguel de los Santos.
  • Period: to

    Paco de Lucía

    In Torres Bermejas he met the master Paco de Lucía, with whom he would record nine albums between these years
  • Marriage

    He married Dolores Montoya, "La Chispa", with whom he would have four children. The wedding was held in the town of La Línea de la Concepción, sponsored by his brother Manuel and the dancer Manuela Carrasco.
  • Paris

    He performed three days in a row at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris to absolute success.
  • "Soy Gitano"

    "Soy Gitano"
    He recorded "Soy gitano", the best-selling album in the history of flamenco, in which the guitarist Vicente Amigo collaborated.
  • Prison

    He's sentenced to one year's imprisonment for reckless endangerment of life following a road accident on 17 October 1986 in which two people died. The singer did not go to prison because he did not have a criminal record.
  • Last album

    Last album
    He recorded his last album "Potro de rabia y miel", which featured the guitars of Paco de Lucía and Tomatito. The recording of this album had to be interrupted due to the diagnosis of a lung cancer, caused by his serious addiction to tobacco
  • Last concert

    His last concert was at the Colegio Mayor San Juan Evangelista in Madrid
  • Dead

    Dead
    He died at the Hospital Universitario Germans Trias i Pujol (Badalona, Barcelona) at the age of 41, of lung cancer, causing a great social commotion (reflected in the slogan "Camarón vive"). He was buried in his hometown of San Fernando. His coffin was wrapped with the gypsy flag.