Musical idols of Argentina – Luis Alberto Spinetta

Musical idols of Argentina – Luis Alberto Spinetta
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StampNews.com is glad to inform that Argentinian Post has issued a special commemorative stamp honoring its music idol - Luis Alberto Spinetta. The stamp depicts the singer himself. The issue was released and put into circulation on 22th of September.

Luis Alberto "El Flaco" Spinetta was an Argentine musician. One of the most influential rock musicians of South America, together with Charly García he is considered the father of Argentine rock. He was born in Buenos Aires in the residential neighbourhood of Bajo Belgrano. During his early childhood he was already listening to all kinds of music: folklore, tango, and a little bit later, rock. In 1967, amidst the repressive political climate, he formed a band called Almendra with his schoolmates.

Spinetta devoted himself fully to his own music. In his lyrics, there are influences of multiple writers, poets and artists like Arthur Rimbaud, Vincent van Gogh, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Carlos Castaneda and Antonin Artaud, who has his name in the album Artaud.

On 23 December 2011 he published on the Twitter account of his son Dante that he was facing lung cancer. He died on February 8, 2012 in his native Argentina, at the age of 62. His ashes were scattered in the waters of the Río de la Plata, according to his last wish, next to the Memory Park built to remember the desaparecidos of the National Reorganization Process.

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