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 Gilberto Monroig Jimenez

Gilberto Monroig Jimenez

Birth
San Juan, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Death 3 May 1996 (aged 65)
San Juan, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Burial San Juan, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Memorial ID 9914048 · View Source
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Singer. At age 14 he joined a band called Conjunto Maravilla, and later joined a group of university students as a singer and guitarist in a band that played at the King Club in San Juan's marina. He was soon playing at the China Doll club in Santurce, then when he was only 15 years old he moved to Mayagüez, Puerto Rico to sing in the William Manzano Orchestra. After six months he was recruited by Rafael Elvira's Super Orquesta Tropicana. Gilberto subsequently sang with Pete Rivera, Armando Castro, José Curbelo, Tito Puente, then in 1955 returned to Puerto Rico to pursue a career as a soloist. His romantic voice brought him great success , recording more than 40 singles and 30 LP albums, including songs by composers Pedro Flores and Rafael Hernández. He won a gold record in 1959 for his rendition of Moisés Zoaín's song "Egoismo," and another in 1964 for "Simplemente una ilusión" composed by Héctor Urdaneta. He was well known in many United States' cities and Latin American countries, despite his dislike of travel. He died of lung cancer.

Bio by: Jose Ruiz-Alvarez


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jose Ruiz-Alvarez
  • Added: 17 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9914048
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilberto Monroig Jimenez (2 Jul 1930–3 May 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9914048, citing Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis, San Juan, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .