Born in Lebrija, province of Seville, he began to play flamenco guitar as a child, accompanying singers such as La Paquera de Jerez in 1950, but eventually turned to Flamenco singing. In 1964, he won the championship at the Competition of Mairena del Alcor, one of the most important Flamenco music festivals. Within years, he was regarded as one of the greatest voices of flamenco. A few years later, in 1970, he started his collaboration with the guitarist Paco de Lucía.
Peña died at his home in Seville, Spain on 13 July 2016, aged 75.
- El Mundo
- Biography Archived 2010-02-12 at the Wayback Machine at esflamenco.com (Spanish language)
- El cantaor "El Lebrijano" homenajea a García Márquez at terra.es (Spanish)
- Curriculum Vitae at deflamenco.com (Spanish)
- Judy Cantor-Navas (July 13, 2016). "El Lebrijano, Innovative Flamenco Singer, Dies at 75". Billboard.com. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
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