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Background information
Birth namePedro Pubill Calaf
Born(1935-03-24)24 March 1935
Mataró, Province of Barcelona, Spain
Died27 August 2014(2014-08-27) (aged 79)
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona, Spain
GenresCatalan rumba
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1957–2014

Pedro Pubill Calaf [1] 24 March 1935 – 27 August 2014),[2][3] better known as Peret, was a Spanish gypsy singer, guitarist and composer of Catalan rumba. He was born in Mataró, Catalonia.

Peret was known for his 1971 single, Borriquito (Ariola Records). Peret represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and performed during the closing ceremony at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.[4] In 2001, Peret recorded and released Rey De La Rumba (King of the Rumba).

Peret died in Barcelona, Spain from lung cancer, aged 79.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo] Catalan pronunciation: [puˈβiʎ kəˈɫaf]
  2. Juan Puchades: Biography Archived 2013-10-13 at the Wayback Machine from Peret's official site
  3. 3.0 3.1 RTVE (27 August 2014). "Muere Peret, el padre de la rumba catalana" (in Spanish).
  4. Barclay, Simon. Eurovision Song Contest - The Complete & Independent Guide 2010. Simon Barclay. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-1-4457-8415-1. Retrieved 25 May 2011.

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