Paco Ibáñez

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Paco Ibáñez
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Background information
Born(1934-11-20)20 November 1934
Genresfolk singer

Francisco "Paco" Ibáñez (born 20 November 1934 in Valencia) is a Spanish singer and musician. He never composed his own lyrics, but used famous poems, like those of Federico García Lorca, Luis Cernuda, Rafael Alberti or Miguel Hernández. He also sang compositions from Georges Brassens.


He went to France in 1952 and recorded his first album in 1964. During the events in France of May 1968, he performed in the Sorbonne and became known as a rebel artist.

Early life[edit]

The youngest of four siblings, he was born to a Valencian father and a Basque mother. He spent his first years in Barcelona, only returning there in 1994 after a long exile; his family had had to flee to France after the Spanish civil war due to his father's membership of the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union. They lived in Paris until the beginning of the German occupation of France, when his father was arrested and deported to an internment camp for Spanish Republican prisoners. His mother took their four children back to San Sebastián to find work, and they lived together in her family's ancestral home in Aduna, Guipuzkoa, until he was 14.[1]


  • Paco Ibanez Vol.1(1964)
  • Paco Ibanez Vol.2(1967)
  • Paco Ibanez Vol.3(1969)
  • A Flor de Tiempo(1978)
  • Canta Brassens(1979)
  • Por Una Cancion (1990)
  • Oroitzen(1999)
  • Canta a Jose A Goytisolo(2002)
  • Fue Ayer(2003)


  • En el Olympia(1969)
  • A galopar(1991)


  1. ^ ""Aún estoy en el camino" • ELPAÍ". Archived from the original on 10 July 2018.

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