Antonio Flores

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Antonio Flores
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Mosaic in memory of Antonio Flores.
Background information
Birth name Antonio González Flores
Born (1961-11-14)14 November 1961
Madrid, Spain
Died 31 May 1995(1995-05-31) (aged 33)
Madrid, Spain
Genres Pop-rock, flamenco
Occupations Singer, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–1995

Antonio González Flores (14 November 1961 – 31 May 1995) was a Spanish singer-songwriter and actor.

He was the only son of singers and actors Antonio González 'El Pescaílla' and Lola Flores. He was the brother of actresses Lolita Flores and Rosario Flores. He was divorced from Ana Villa with whom he had a daughter, Alba.

Career[edit]

His first album, Antonio, was released in 1980 and included the hit "No dudaría" and a cover of Joaquín Sabina's "Pongamos que hablo de Madrid". The album was a complete commercial failure. His next two albums, Al caer el sol (1984) and Gran Vía (1988), also passed unnoticed. Despite of his unsuccessful attempts, he was encouraged to continue his music career by his sister's album De ley (1992) which he had mostly composed.

In 1994, thanks to the support of his fellow influencing musicians, he was invited to the Gijón concert of the Mucho más que dos (Much more than two) tour, where he sang "Sólo le pido a Dios" (I only ask of God) in a duet with Ana Belén.

He achieved commercial success with his album Cosas mías (1995,) which would also be his last.

Death[edit]

Shortly after the release of Cosas mías, Flores' mother, Lola Flores, died, sending him into a deep depression. Two weeks after his mother died, he was found dead of a drug overdose. It was ruled a suicide.

Legacy[edit]

After Flores' death, his music started to gain recognition. To date, numerous tributes and posthumous reissues have been made of his work.

Discography[edit]

  • Antonio (1980)
  • Al caer el sol (1984)
  • Gran Vía (1988)
  • Cosas mías (1995)

Posthumous and tributes

  • Antología (1996)
  • Arriba los corazones (1999)
  • Para Antonio Flores (2002)
  • 10 años: La Leyenda de un Artista (2005)

Filmography[edit]

  • El Taxi de los conflictos (1969) - De Mariano Ozores hijo
  • Colegas (1980) Colegas - De Eloy de la Iglesia
  • Calé (1987) Calé - De Carlos Serrano
  • Sangre y arena (1989) - De Javier Elorrieta
  • La Femme et le pantin (1990) - De Mario Camus
  • Cautivos de la sombra (1993) - De Javier Elorrieta y Chechu y familia

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