Juan Carlos CalderónBorn: July 7th, 1938, Santander (Spain)
Died: November 25th, 2012, Madrid (Spain)
Juan Carlos Calderón’s first involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1968, when he arranged the music (later reworked by conductor Rafael Ibarbia) for ‘La, la, la’, sung by Massiel, the first-ever Spanish winner of the contest. Calderón participated four times with a song written, composed, arranged, and conducted by himself: in 1973 with the worldwide hit record ‘Eres tú’ by Mocedades, in 1975 with ‘Tú volverás’ by Sergio & Estíbaliz, in 1985 with ‘La fiesta terminó’ by Paloma San Basilio, and in 1989 with ‘Nacida para amar’ by Nina. Moreover, in 1974 Calderón wrote the orchestration to ‘Canta y se feliz’ for Peret and would have conducted the Eurovision orchestra for him, but Calderón fell ill just before the festival and was replaced by Rafael Ibarbia.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Juan Carlos Calderón will be published on this website