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Background information
OriginBuenos Aires, Argentina
GenresCanción melódica
Years active1981 (1981)–present
MembersLucía Galán
Joaquín Galán

Joaquín and Lucía Galán, better known as Pimpinela (Spanish for pimpernel) are an Argentine duo famous for singing romantic musical pieces and known for their original singing style. They have sold over 12 million records in Argentina and 25 million worldwide.[1]


Lucía Galán Cuervo and Joaquín Roberto Galán Cuervo were born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Joaquín and Lucía are siblings of Spanish settler ancestry, more accurately of an Asturian father and Leonese mother. At first they sang for family and friends, but later they each pursued a solo career. Joaquín joined the group "Luna de Cristal".[citation needed]

In 1981 the duo recorded their first single together.[2]

In 1984 their song "Olvídame y pega la vuelta" became a No. 1 hit. Others followed, and as they continued to rise in fame, they developed a characteristic style of couples arguing and breaking up, rather than falling in love.



  1. ^ "Lucía Galán, la cantante de Pimpinela abrió su corazón". EL DEBER (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  2. ^ "Joaquín y Lucía Galán: "Nunca nos detuvo el prejuicio ajeno "". www.lanacion.com.ar (in Spanish). 2016-05-20. Retrieved 2019-07-20.

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