Julio Iglesias

Genres: Foreign Films Holiday & Seasonal Latin Musicals & The Arts Vocals World Music
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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva, 23 September 1943, Madrid, Spain. Iglesias studied law at Madrid University and played football (goalkeeper) for Real Madrid before suffering severe injuries in a 1963 car accident. While recuperating, he learned guitar and began to write songs. After continuing his studies in Cambridge, England, he entered the 1968 Festivalde la Canción in Benidorm. Performing his own composition ‘La Vida Sigue Igual’ (‘Life Continues All The Same’), he won first prize and soon afterwards signed a recording contract with the independent Discos Columbia where Ramon Arcusa became his producer. Iglesias represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest, subsequently recording the song ‘Gwendolyne’ in French, Italian, and English. During the next few years, he toured widely in Europe and Latin America, scoring international hits with ‘Manuela’ (1974) and ‘Hey’ (1979). His global reach was...

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