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Carlos Gardel

Here is a film clip of Carlos Gardel singing his classic "Por Una Cabeza". This film may be in the Paramount library but I cannot find a trace of it on IMDB.

By the way, the term "Por Una Cabeza" (for one head) is a horse-racing term, equivalent to "by a nose". It is about a gambler who compares his love of women to his passion for horses.

Gardel died in a plane crash in 1935 in Medellin, Colombia at the height of his worldwide fame. He was only 47.

In a career spanning 18 years, he took tango from pedestrian musical genre to a global phenomenon...simply by adding lyrics to the hyper sensual notes. He was the Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra of his time in the Latin and European world.

Born in Toulouse, France to a poor single mother, they emigrated to Buenos AIres when he was 4 years old.
He eventually became the world's most famous Latin American and was a star in NYC, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid. Paramount Pictures hoped to make him an international film star too, until his untimely death.

Categories: Music-Tango

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