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Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3492
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:20 am:   Edit Post

It's being reported that Paco De Lucia has died suddenly at the age of 66.
bbc news

I'm quite shocked at this news. I've loved his playing since I first heard him in the 70's.

Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 311
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

Sad, sad news. Less than a week ago we Venezuelans also felt the loss of Simón Díaz, a folklore singer-songwriter-cultor with an utterly long and important career, and author of "Caballo Viejo" (Old Horse), which is probably the most covered venezuelan song worldwide (Heck, even Ray Conniff, Julio Iglesias and the Gipsy Kings covered it!). Me, being born in Venezuela but of a direct Spanish heritage, grew up listening a lot to both, so there are sad news from both sides of my musical heritage. :-( Besides his "Entre Dos Aguas" an "Almoraima" albums (which were played until ripping into pieces at home), I was specially shocked (for good!) when, back when I started studying guitar, got my hands on then new "Passion, Grace & Fire" album of Paco with DiMeola and McLaughlin. It was a total blast!. RIP Paco.
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1134
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

From Al Di Meola's Facebook page -

Al Di Meola

My dear friend has passed and we will never forget his important legacy ! My years with Paco were amazing and unforgettable!
I will miss him terribly:-((
RIP Paco

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