Miguel Gallardo (singer)

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Miguel Gallardo
Birth name José Miguel Gallardo Vera
Also known as Eddy Gallardo
Born (1950-09-29)September 29, 1950
Died November 11, 2005(2005-11-11) (aged 55)
Genres Latin ballad
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter

José Miguel Gallardo Vera known by his stage name Miguel Gallardo (September 29, 1950 - November 11, 2005) was a Spanish singer-songwriter. He was once married to the Spanish actress Pilar Velázquez.[1] He had a second marriage with the ex Spanish model Elizabeth Irizarry.


Miguel Gallardo started his music career as a songwriter, composing songs for other artists.[2] He started his own career as a singer in 1972 under the alias Eddy Gallardo. His first songs as Eddy Gallardo were "Billy Bom", "Jenny", "Sentimiento", and "Explosion de Amor" all of which were released as singles.[3] One year later, he changed his stage name to Miguel Gallardo and released several singles including "Quédate" which was inspired by Pablo Neruda's poem Farewell and peaked at number one on the Spanish singles chart.[4] In 1975, Gallardo recorded his first studio album Autorretrato which contained the lead single "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti" and was released by EMI Records.[4] Gallardo died from cancer in 2005 and his remains were cremated.[5]


  1. ^ Cromos, Issues 3207-3211. Inversiones Cromos, 1979. 
  2. ^ "El cáncer acabó con la vida del cantante español Miguel Gallardo". Radio Cooperativa (in Spanish). Compañía Chilena de Comunicaciones S.A. November 12, 2005. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Miguel Gallardo: Una leyenda hecha canción". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Editorial Aguasclaras S.A. November 14, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Muere Miguel Gallardo, cantante y compositor de temas como "Hoy tengo ganas de ti"". ABC (in Spanish). Grupo Vocento. November 12, 2005. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fallece de un cáncer el cantante Miguel Gallardo". El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). Grupo Zeta. November 11, 2005. Retrieved December 9, 2013.