Augusto Algueró

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Augusto Algueró Dasca (Barcelona, February 23, 1934 - Torremolinos, January 16, 2011) was a Spanish arranger, composer and music director.[1]

Algueró studied both music and medicine.[1] Among his most famous compositions are "Penélope", which he wrote specially for Joan Manuel Serrat, as well as "Noelia" (Nino Bravo), "Tómbola" (Marisol) and "La chica yé-yé" (Concha Velasco).[2]

In 1961, Algueró wrote the debut entry of Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest, "Estando contigo" by Conchita Bautista.

In 1969, he served as one of the conductors of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Madrid that year. He conducted "Catherine", sung by Romuald Figuier, which represented Luxembourg and "Vivo Cantando", sung by Salomé, which represented Spain. "Vivo Cantando" tied for first place with three other songs at 18 points. The win marked Spain's second win in the contest, the first time a country had won two years in a row.

In all, during the course of his career, Algueró wrote more than 500 songs and about 200 musical scores for films and television.[3]

Algueró died at his home in Torremolinos, at the age of 76, after suffering a heart attack.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


Preceded by
United Kingdom Norrie Paramor
Eurovision Song Contest conductor
Succeeded by
Netherlands Dolf van der Linden