Memo Morales

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Memo Morales
Memo Morales in 2010
Background information
Birth name Guillermo Enrique Morales Portillo
Also known as Memo Morales
Born (1937-04-06)6 April 1937
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Died 1 January 2017(2017-01-01) (aged 79)
Caracas, Venezuela
Genres Tropical bailable, Música Española, Gaita Pasadobles, Rumba Flamenca, Boleros Morunos
Occupations Singer
Associated acts Luis Alfonzo Larrain, Billo Frometa, Cheo García

Guillermo Enrique Morales Portillo, better known as Memo Morales (6 April 1937 – 1 January 2017[1]) was a Venezuelan singer also known as El Gitano Maracucho.[2][3] He was the voice main of important orchestras of the country.[4][5]

In 1981, he founded, with Luisín Landaez, La Nuestra, and in 1984, with Cheo García, created La Gran Orquesta de Cheo y Memo. They performed together until Garcia's death in 1994.

Morales died on 1 January 2017 in Caracas, Venezuela from a heart attack, aged 79.

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