Augusto AlgueróBorn: February 23rd, 1934, Barcelona (Spain)
Died: January 16th, 2011, Torremolinos (Spain)
In 1961, Algueró composed the music to Spain’s first-ever Eurovision entry, ‘Estando contigo’, which was sung by Conchita Bautista. In ’69, when the festival was organized in Madrid’s Royal Theatre, he was the musical director of the show, conducting two entries (Spain’s winning ‘Vivo cantando’ and Luxembourg’s entry, ‘Cathérine’). One year later, he accompanied Julio Iglesias to Amsterdam to conduct his Eurovision attempt ‘Gwendolyne’. In 1971, Algueró was not present at the contest, but he had arranged the music to the Portuguese entry, ‘Menina’ by Tonicha. One year later, finally, he composed, arranged, and conducted Spain’s entry ‘Amanece’ (with lyrics by Ramón Arcusa), which was sung by Jaime Morey.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Augusto Algueró will be published on this website