Compay Segundo

Compay Segundo

Birth
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Death 13 Jul 2003 (aged 95)
Havana, La Habana, Cuba
Burial Santiago de Cuba, Municipio de Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Memorial ID 7683939 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Composer, Singer. His original name was Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz. He began his career in the 1920s, with "Los Compadres." In 1959, when the revolution thriumphed, he retired. But in 1997, he obtained world reputation with his participation on album "Buena Vista Social Club" by Ry Cooder, that obtained a Grammy. He is remembered for his songs "Fidelidad," "La Negra Tomasa," "Chan Chan," and "Huellas del Pasado."

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Compay Segundo?

Current rating:

33 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 13 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7683939
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Compay Segundo (18 Nov 1907–13 Jul 2003), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7683939, citing Cementerio de Santa Ifigenia, Santiago de Cuba, Municipio de Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba ; Maintained by Find A Grave .