Gabriel, Juan (1950–)
Gabriel, Juan (1950–)
A Mexican composer and singer, Juan Gabriel was born on January 7, 1950. His original name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez and his childhood was somber. He was raised in Parácuaro, Michoacán, but later moved to Ciudad Juárez, where he began as a composer and singer. He started by composing such songs as "La Muerte del Palomo" (The Death of Palomo; recorded by Rocío Dúrcal), "Ases y Tercia de Reyes" (Aces and a Trio of Kinas) and "Tres Claveles y un Rosal" (Three Carnations and a Rose). His earliest hits were released in 1973, including "En esta Primavera" (In the Springtime) and "Tú Sigues Siendo el Mismo" (You Continue Being the Same). More hit songs followed, including "El Noa Noa" (The Noa Noa), "Con Tu Amor" (With Your Love), "Siempre Estoy Pensando en Ti" (I'm Always Thinking of You), "Frente a Frente" (Face to Face), "Podria Volver" (I Could Return), "Lo Pasado Pasado" (The Past Is Past), "Esta Rosa Roja" (This Red Rose), "Ya no me Vuelvo a Enamorar" (I Will Never Fall in Love) and "NoVale la Pena" (It Isn't Worth the Worry)—all produced over the span of a few years. In 1983 he received a Heraldo award for his Mexican songs and compositions—in particular, "No Vale la Pena," "Caray," and "La Farsante"—that gained international attention throughout South America and Spain as well as Mexico.Well-known for his longtime musical collaboration with Dúrcal, Gabriel is also hailed for his popular nightclub and music school in Ciudad Juárez. He has served as a musical mentor to numerous up-and-coming Mexican singers and musicians.
See alsoMusic: Popular Music and Dancexml .
Emerick, Laura. "Mexico's Juan Gabriel Celebrates Life." Chicago Sun. Times, April 10, 2006.
Peter J. Garcia
"Gabriel, Juan (1950–)." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 22, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gabriel-juan-1950
"Gabriel, Juan (1950–)." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . Retrieved September 22, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gabriel-juan-1950
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.