Pacho Galan

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Pacho Galán
Birth nameFrancisco Galán Blanco
Born(1906-10-04)October 4, 1906
Soledad, Atlántico, Colombia
DiedJuly 21, 1988(1988-07-21) (aged 81)
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
GenresPorro, cumbia, gaita, merecumbe
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, composer, arranger
InstrumentsTrumpet, piano, clarinet, vocals
Years active1934–1980

Pacho Galan (1906—1988) was a Colombian composer and band leader of several Colombian music forms. His songs include Boquita Sala, Rio Y Mar, Fiesta de Cumbia, Cumbia Alegre and Ay Cosita Linda, which became one of his most famous after Nat King Cole recorded his own rendition of the song.

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