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Argentine Jairo made his live debut at the age of six while singing a Mexican traditional song at his native Cruz del Eje. After participating in different contests around Córdoba, the talented singer joined a rock band called the Twister Boys. As soon as his family moved to Buenos Aires, Jairo, known at that time as Marito González, started performing at local TV shows, later recording "El Laberinto," his first disc. In 1970, after teaming up with Luis González, an art student, Marito González reached Spanish Luis Aguilé, who signed him up, releasing Emociones. He soon came in first place at Costa del Sol festival with a song called "Javier y Paloma." In 1971, Por Si Tu Quieres Saber was recorded, a year later he signed up to Ariola, releasing Si Vuelves Sera Cansancio. After recording in French, I...

Jairo à Paris en septembre 1988.
Photos © Tony Frank
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