|Birth: ||Jul. 19, 1936|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1973|
Justina Sarcines Lucila Reyes, born into a poor family in the district of Rimac, Lima, Fight was one of sixteen children they were. He lost his father Tobias Sarcines, at six months old. He would spend much of his childhood living away from his mother and siblings. She was selling newspapers and lottery tickets to survive. The house in which he lived eventually caught fire, and went to live in a Franciscan Nunnery in Barrios Altos. As a child he sang in various social events and was on one of these shows would meet Pitito Pérez, a bohemian singer of the time. A Perez liked her voice and invited to join in a duet, same as "Lucha and Juan" is called.
Is musical union would give Fight the opportunity to be heard on the national radio. It debuted on radio on a show called "El Sentir de Los Barrios" playing a heartfelt song "Abandoned" Sixto Carrera, a letter that many critics of the time, they thought might be his autobiography.
Lucha Reyes lived a very similar to the tragic songs with a worn heart entonándolas life. She married Henry Jorge Velasquez, was civil guard, always refused to state a reason for his short time of fellowship. In 1960, he was diagnosed with Diabetes, the following year he joins the popular Peña Ferrando remaining until 1968, according to sources close to the artist, in this period did not receive good treatment, both personally and financially.
He appeared sporadically in many famous Peñas around Lima as in the case of "Karamanduca", "El Chalan," "The Palmero", etc. Due to military Nationalist government from 1968 to encourage the dissemination of Peruvian cultural expressions through the media, would give greater support can not be ignored by the press of the time.
In 1970, aided by the employer Nile Marchand, manager of the FTA label, RCA Victor representatives in Peru, would record their biggest hit, "Regresa" ("Come Back") of Augusto Polo Campos, a real hit internationally. His successes were combined with their income to Hospital where he did a clinical picture of hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Soon after, he began his international tours to the United States, Venezuela. The diabetes worsened and ended up leaving her blind and wheelchair-ridden. He said in his later years with the support of their children, friends and his latest girlfriend, musician Ausberto Mendoza.
Followed by an audience that idolized him in life, and sensing his end, Lucha Reyes Pedro Pacheco asked the composer to write a farewell song, emerging "Mi Ultima Cancion" ("My Last Song") one of his most moving recordings recorded 30 October 1973, the following day, October 31, Lucha Reyes, "La Morena de Oro del Peru" was heading for a Mass for the day of the Creole Song when a massive heart attack would kill him. After a massive farewell, he was buried in the "Cementerio General del Angel" in Lima.
Cementerio El Angel
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Record added: Nov 22, 2006
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35 Años se cumplen de tu partida, pero tu voz seguira existiendo en el corazón y en la memoria del Pueblo Latinoamericano.|
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Mis recuerdos, de un admirador de siempre, aunque no halla tenido el gusto de conocerte......|
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