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Feeling Sabina

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Unwearying Sabina during the concert.

Joaquín Sabina is a Spanish singer-songwriter and poet, well-known in several Spanish-speaking countries.

Sabina was born on February 12, 1949 in the city of Úbeda (Jaén Province, in Andalucia), Spain. His father was a policeman. By the age of 14, he began writing poems and composing music with friends. He enrolled in the University of Granada in 1968, but left the school, going into exile in London, using a fake passport, to avoid persecution from Francisco Franco's government. That same year, his father received an order to arrest Joaquín due to his anti-Franco ideals.

In 1975, Sabina started composing songs and singing at local bars. In a local bar called "Mexicano-Taverna" Sabina performed in the presence of George Harrison, who was celebrating his birthday. The ex-Beatle then gave Sabina a five-pound bill as tip, which Sabina still preserves to this day. When Franco's dictatorship ended in 1977, Sabina returned to Spain and enrolled in the military.

Sabina's first album, Inventario (Inventory) was released in 1978 by a small label Movieplay, but went unnoticed. Afterwards, he moved to the powerful CBS (today Sony) and released Malas compañías (Bad Companies). This album gave Joaquín his first number-one hit single Pongamos que hablo de Madrid' (Let's say I´m talking about Madrid) and wide recognition. He released a live album called La mandrágora (The Mandrake), sharing the spotlight with mates Javier Krahe and Alberto Pérez. The trio was currently enjoying much popularity thanks to their participation in a TV program. La Mandrágora created much controversy due to the racy content of the lyrics.

Sabina released his third album Ruleta Rusa (Russian Roulette) in 1983 and two years later, Juez y parte (Judge and Side). His political views led him to take part in the anti-NATO movement. He later published Joaquín Sabina y Viceversa.

In 1987 he released Hotel, dulce hotel (Hotel, Sweet Hotel), which sold a large number of records in Spain. That success followed with his next album El hombre del traje gris (The Man in The Gray Suit), and followed with a successful tour of South America. This was followed by the released Mentiras piadosas (White Lies) in 1990, and two years later Física y química (Chemistry and Physics), which led to another successful tour of the Americas.

His later albums Esta boca es mía (This Mouth is Mine), Yo, mi, me contigo (I, my, myself... with you) and 19 días y 500 noches (19 Days and 500 Nights), won him more recognition and multiple platinum albums.

After recovering from a stroke, he returned to the stage in 2002 with Dímelo en la calle (Dare to Say That Outside). He later released a double album called Diario de un peatón (A Pedestrian's Log), which included both his previous album and 12 new songs, along with a book illustrated by him.

In 2005 Sabina's released a new record Alivio de luto (Mourning Relief). The album release was accompanied by a DVD that includes interviews, music videos, acoustic versions of the songs, and home-made recordings.

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Comments


Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 14 Wales
21 Sep 2007 7:00AM
Excellent collection Noe.You have a great time with your music.
Tom.
AlanBW 14 20 England
21 Sep 2007 7:07AM
Great sequence of images Noemi
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
21 Sep 2007 7:20AM
Vibrant triptych Noemi. Ron.
21 Sep 2007 8:17AM
Brilliant Portraits.
John.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
21 Sep 2007 8:31AM
excellent series oncemore, and all good captures
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
21 Sep 2007 8:36AM
Well done Noe
Good series of shots
Dave
Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 8:54AM
good series of shots Noe - very nice
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
21 Sep 2007 10:28AM
a fine tryptich Noe...like the sequence of images..the only thing I would clone out the croped piano player and the woman!

made a mod

cheers


ollie
21 Sep 2007 12:06PM
Thanks for your comments Smile

Ollie, thanks for your modification, I like it so much.
21 Sep 2007 6:55PM
Wonderful character shots Noe. Looks like a great night out.
I'm coming over to Barcelona on Sunday, I'm really looking forward to it. Not been there before.

John Smile
gilda 14
22 Sep 2007 10:00AM
muy buena... me gusta mucho la expresión de loco!!! que tal el "pinchazo" jejjejje... ya hablamos... bicos
angryrebel 14 16
22 Sep 2007 11:31AM
I like this image very much
22 Sep 2007 12:42PM
Thanks , gracias Smile
El pinchazo muy bien jajajaja, esta mañana me encuentro muy fina oye Tongue
imagio 14 12 1 England
23 Sep 2007 10:21AM
Excellent. 30 too

Bernie
scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
24 Sep 2007 6:44PM
Excellent montage again, what a great character.

Scott
Quite fab again. You're quite good at these. Something to persue perhaps ?

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