Tomás Méndez

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Tomás Méndez
Birth name Tomás Méndez Sosa
Born July 25, 1927
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Died (1995-07-19)July 19, 1995 (aged 67)
Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Mexican music and ranchera music
Occupation(s) musician, composer, singer

Tomás Méndez (born Tomás Méndez Sosa; July 25, 1927 – June 19, 1995) was a Mexican composer and singer of Mexican music and ranchera music. He was born in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico. He obtained his first success in 1954 with the Mexican music song "Gorrioncillo pecho amarillo" and continued in the same year with the huapangos like "Cucurrucucú paloma" and "Desafío". He died in Mexico City on June 19, 1995. The song "Cucurrucucú paloma" was played in many movie pictures like The Last Sunset, Happy Together, Talk to Her and The Five Year Engagement and has also been performed by notable singers such as Harry Belafonte, Perry Como, Lola Beltrán and Caetano Veloso.

Notable Songs[edit]

  • "Pobre Leña de Pirul"
  • "Gorrioncillo pecho amarillo"
  • "Cucurrucucú paloma"
  • "Golondrina presumida"
  • "Huapango torero"
  • "Las rejas no matan"
  • "Que me toquen las golondrinas"
  • "Paloma negra"
  • "Puñalada trapera"
  • "Tres días"
  • "La Muerte de Un Gallero"
  • "La Melina Que Se Fue"

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