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Roberto Jordán
Birth name Roberto Pérez Flores
Born (1943-02-20) February 20, 1943 (age 72)
Origin Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Genres Mexican rock, Bubblegum pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Singer
Years active 1966-present
Associated acts Juan Gabriel, Los Dug Dug's, Los Zignos

Roberto Jordán (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβerto xorˈðan]) (born February 20, 1943, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico)[1] is a popular singer whose heyday occurred during Mexico's nueva ola (new wave) of music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Many of his songs were covers of English-language rock and pop songs, with arrangements provided by music teachers and producers Enrique Okamura and Eduardo Magallanes. Jordán popularized several Bubblegum rock songs among youth in the Spanish-speaking world, singing songs by the 1910 Fruitgum Company, the Ohio Express and The Turtles as well as introducing the repertoire of singer-songwriters like Neil Diamond and Joe South.

Jordán left the stage for a number of years to pursue business and sports. In the mid-1980s, he returned to performing and even recorded a new version of his onetime hit Hazme una señal (a cover version of Brenton Wood's Gimme Little Sign). He also performed at a reunion concert with original Mexican rock acts such as Los Rockin' Devils, Los Teen Tops and Los Hermanos Carrión in 2006.

Discography (partial)[edit]

  • 1968 - Hazme Una Señal, RCA Victor
  • 1968 - 1,2,3 Détente!, RCA Victor
  • 1970 - Castillos de Algodon, RCA Victor
  • 1999 - Roberto Jordán (best-of compilation), Tepito Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breves reseñas de grupos del norte de la República Mexicana http://rockenmexico2.tripod.com/id13.html

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