Ricardo Mollo

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Ricardo Mollo
Ricardo Jorge Mollo
Ricardo Mollo in 2014
Background information
Born (1957-08-17) August 17, 1957 (age 66)
Argentina Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GenresRock
Funk
Argentine music
Occupation(s)Musician
Producer
Guitarist
Composer
Instrument(s)Guitar
Voice
Years active1976 – present
LabelsCBS
Polygram
Sony BMG

Ricardo Mollo (born August 17, 1957) is an Argentine musician, producer, singer and composer of Argentinian rock.[1]

Career[edit]

Mollo became known in the 1980s as the guitarist of Sumo, with whom he released four studio albums until 1987, when the vocalist of the group, Luca Prodan, died of liver cirrhosis.[2] After Sumo, with the bassist Diego Arnedo, he formed the band Divididos.[3]

He is considered one of the best musicians and guitarists of Argentine rock.[4] He is also known for his virtuosity on the guitar, and particularly for his version of "Voodoo Child" by Jimi Hendrix, which he has played on his guitar using his teeth or objects thrown by the public including carrots, slippers, sandals, tennis balls, or canes for the blind.[5]

Besides his work as a bandleader, he is a producer and has produced Latin American artists including Cuca, León Gieco, Charly García, Gustavo Cerati, Los Piojos, Las Pelotas, La Renga, and Luis Alberto Spinetta.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He was in a relationship with the singer Érica García between 1989 and 1999. In 2002, he married Uruguayan actress Natalia Oreiro, with whom he had a son in 2012.

Discography[edit]

Sumo[edit]

Divididos[edit]

  • 40 dibujos ahí en el piso (1989)
  • Acariciando lo áspero (1991)
  • La era de la boludez (1993)
  • Otro le travaladna (1995)
  • Divididos (1996)
  • Gol de mujer (1998)
  • 10 (1999)
  • Narigón del siglo (2000)
  • Viveza criolla (2000)
  • Vengo del placard de otro (2002)
  • Vivo Acá (2003)
  • Amapola del 66 (2010)
  • Audio y agua (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Ricardo Mollo". Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Biography of Sumo Retrieved December 7, 2015
  3. ^ Divididos Retrieved December 7, 2015
  4. ^ Biography of Divididos Retrieved December 7, 2015
  5. ^ Fundación Konex Premios Konex: Ricardo Mollo Retrieved December 7, 2015
  6. ^ Music albums, produced by Ricardo Mollo Retrieved December 7, 2015

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