Rocío Dúrcal

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Rocío Dúrcal
Rocio Durcal 2004.jpg
Background information
Birth name María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortiz
Also known as La española más mexicana
La reina de las rancheras
Marieta
Born October 4, 1944
Madrid, Spain
Died March 25, 2006(2006-03-25) (aged 61)
Madrid, Spain
Genres Singer, actress
Years active 1959–2006
Associated acts Juan Gabriel
Enrique Guzmán
Antonio Morales
Palito Ortega
Raphael
Marco Antonio Solís
Website www.rociodurcal.net

Rocío Dúrcal (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈθi.o ˈðurkal]; October 4, 1944 – March 25, 2006), born as María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortiz, was a Spanish singer and actress. One of the best-selling Spanish solo artist to date with more than 100 million records sold, she died of cancer in 2006.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1970 Dúrcal married Filipino-born musician Antonio Morales (Júnior), who would manage her singing career. The couple's daughter, Shaila Durcal, is also a successful singer.

Death[edit]

In 2001, Dúrcal was diagnosed with uterine cancer. In 2004, her doctors discovered a malignant lesion (abnormal cancerous tissue) in her lungs, which was treated with chemotherapy.

On 25 March 2006, Dúrcal died from cancer at her home in Madrid, Spain.[2] She was 61.

Select discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Philips-Phonogram
  • 1962: Las Películas De Rocío Dúrcal
  • 1962: Rocío Dúrcal Canción de Juventud
  • 1963: Rocío De La Mancha
  • 1963: La Chica Del Trebol
  • 1963: Rocío, Canta Flamenco (EP)
  • 1964: Tengo 17 Años
  • 1964: Villancicos De Rocío
  • 1964: Villancicos Con Rocío Dúrcal
  • 1965: Más Bonita Que Ninguna
  • 1966: Acompáñame
  • 1966: Buenos Días Condesita
  • 1967: Amor En El Aire
  • 1968: Cristina Guzmán
  • 1970: Las Leandras
  • 1972: La Novicia Soñadora (La Novicia Rebelde)
Ariola Eurodisc
BMG
Sony BMG
  • 2005: Me Gustas Mucho
  • 2006: Amor Eterno
  • 2007: Rocío Dúrcal Canta A México
  • 2009: El Concierto...En Vivo
  • 2009: Duetos

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Latin US Latin Pop
1986 "La Guirnalda"[3] 1 - Siempre
"Quédate Conmigo Esta Noche"[4] 4 -
1987 "Siempre"[5] 10 -
"Infidelidad"[6] 22 -
"Obligado" - -
1988 "Como Tu Mujer"[7] 1 - Como Tu Mujer
1989 "¿Qué Esperabas De Mí?"[8] 4 -
"El Amor Más Bonito"[9] 9 -
"Extrañándote"[10] 8 -
1990 "Ya Te Olvidé" 12 -
"Te Amo"[11] 5 - Si Te Pudiera Mentir
1991 "La Balanza"[12] 10 -
"Falso"[13] 33 -
1994 "Desaires"[14] 4 - Desaires
"Mi Credo"[15] 14 -
1995 "Vestida De Blanco"[16] 3 6 Hay Amores y Amores
"Como Han Pasado Los Años"[15] 17 4
"Qué De Mí"[17] - 7
1997 "El Destino"(with Juan Gabriel)[18] 1 6 Juntos Otra Vez
"La Incertidumbre"[19] 11 -
1999 "Para Toda La Vida"[20] 22 10 Para Toda la Vida
2000 "Porque Te Quiero"[21] 26 19 Caricias
2001 "Infiel"[22] 3 5
"Sombras...Nada Más!"[21] 16 9 Entre Tangos y Mariachis

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La última entrevista Univision (Univision Communications)
  2. ^ "Rocío Dúrcal obituary". London: Nndb.com. 2006-03-28. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ Overall Popularity Top (2013-06-22). "Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  4. ^ Overall Popularity Top (2013-06-22). "Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ Overall Popularity Top (2013-06-22). "Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Que Esperabas de Mi". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  9. ^ Overall Popularity Top (2013-06-22). "Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  10. ^ Overall Popularity Top (2013-06-22). "Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  11. ^ [3][dead link]
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/latin-songs?chartDate=1991-01-19
  13. ^ [4][dead link]
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/song/rocio-durcal/desaires/802555
  15. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/#/song/rocio-durcal/mi-credo/802557
  16. ^ [5][dead link]
  17. ^ [6][dead link]
  18. ^ [7][dead link]
  19. ^ [8][dead link]
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/song/rocio-durcal/para-toda-la-vida/1646313
  21. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/#/song/rocio-durcal/porque-te-quiero/2279294
  22. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/song/rocio-durcal/infiel/2279293

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