Gloria Lasso

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Gloria Lasso (25 October 1922 – 4 December 2005) was a Spanish-born singer, long based in France. In the '50s, she was one of the major competitors to Dalida.

Born as Rosa Coscolin Figueras in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia, she achieved a degree of fame and success in the 1950s and 1960s, with songs such as Amour, castagnettes et tango (1955), Etranger au paradis (1956, a French version of Stranger in paradise by Tony Bennett), Buenas noches mi amor (1957) and Bon voyage (1958).

Eventually superseded by Dalida, she moved to Mexico, but attempted a come back to France in 1985 performing at the Paris Olympia. She was reportedly married six times.[1]

She died from a myocardial infarction, aged 83, at her Cuernavaca, Mexico home.

Chart positions (France)[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1956 – Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso – #10

Singles[edit]

  • 1955 – Étrangère au Paradis – #2
  • 1956 – Dolorès – #7
  • 1956 – Toi mon démon – #8
  • 1956 – Mandolino – #11
  • 1956 – Amour, castagnettes et tango – #5
  • 1956 – La fête Brésilienne – #41
  • 1956 – Malaguena – #45
  • 1956 – La cueillette du coton – #16
  • 1956 – Lisbon Antigua – #3
  • 1956 – Adieu Lisbonne – #20
  • 1957 – Bambino – #6
  • 1957 – Le torrent – #3
  • 1957 – Canastos (duet with Luis Mariano) – #3
  • 1957 – Amour perdu – #18
  • 1957 – Buenas noches mi amor – #7
  • 1957 – Marianne – #12
  • 1957 – Padre Don José – #46
  • 1957 – Histoire d'un amour – #17
  • 1958 – Gondolier – #10
  • 1958 – Bon voyage – #15
  • 1958 – Diana – #10
  • 1958 – Ça c'est l'amour – #27
  • 1958 – Sarah – #46
  • 1958 – Je t'aimerai, t'aimerai – #22
  • 1959 – Bonjour, chéri – #22
  • 1959 – Vénus – #1 (for 5 weeks)
  • 1959 – La chanson d'Orphée – #6
  • 1959 – Sois pas fâché – #21
  • 1960 – Valentino – #5
  • 1960 – Adios Muchachos / Acercate Mas
  • 1961 – Pépito – #15
  • 1961 – Le goût de la violence – #32
  • 1961 – Oui devant Dieu – #56
  • 1962 – Et maintenant – #17
  • 1962 – Magali – #35

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