Antonio Aguilar was a popular Mexican singer, actor, producer and writer. He was from a small town in Zacatecas called Tayahua and was born on May 17, 1919, Died 19 June 2007. This town is close to Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico. The story goes that he came to California undocumented and that he slept for three days in the Plazita Olvera or Olvera Street in Los Angeles. He began his acting career during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinematography. He is credited with exposing the sport of la charrer...
Antonio Aguilar was a popular Mexican singer, actor, producer and writer. He was from a small town in Zacatecas called Tayahua and was born on May 17, 1919, Died 19 June 2007. This town is close to Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico. The story goes that he came to California undocumented and that he slept for three days in the Plazita Olvera or Olvera Street in Los Angeles. He began his acting career during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinematography. He is credited with exposing the sport of la charrería, considered to have originated in Mexico to international audiences.
Antonio Aguilar began his recording career in 1950, eventually making over 150 albums and selling more than 25 million records. He was known for his corridos with some of his best known songs, including "Gabino Barrera", "Caballo Prieto Azabache", "Albur de Amor", and "Un Puño De Tierra". Antonio was also largely responsible for the renewed popularity of the tambora music in the mid 1980s, when he single-handedly resuscitated the genre with the hit "Triste Recuerdo". To this day he has been the only Hispanic artist to sell out the Madison Square Garden of New York City for six consecutive nights on 1997.[
Antonio Aguilar lived many years in Puerto Rico where he performed in rodeos and concerts. He made many movies and has been compared to American Western actors like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. This is because Aguilar's charro or cowboy movies entail romantic ballads with him getting the gal. Amongst his best movies are Caballo Prieto Azabache and Bala Perdida. Antonio has appeared in American Western films like 1969's The Undefeated starring John Wayne.
Antonio Aguilar's films listed from the most recent to the oldest follows: 1987 Rey 1987 Emiliano Zapata 1987 El Extraño Hijo Del Sheriff 1987 Lamberto Quintero 1984 El Anima De Sayula 1980 Albur De Amor 1978 Benjamin Argumedo 1977 La Muerte de un Gallero 1977 Soy El Hijo Del Gallero 1975 Volver, Volver, Volver! 1974 Simon Blanco 1972 La Yegua Colorada 1969 The Undefeated 1968 El As de Oros 1967 El Ojo De Vidrio 1967 La Venganza de Gabino Barrera 1967 Los Bandidos 1967 El Hijo de Gabino Barrera 1966 El Alazan Y El Rocio 1966 Los Dos Rivales 1965 Juan Colorado 1965 Los Alegres Aguilares 1965 Caballo Prieto Azabache 1964 Gabino Barrera 1962 El Caballo Blanco 1961 Animas Trujano 1961 Vacasiones en Acapulco 1961 Rumbo a Brasilia 1961 Los Hermanos Del Hierro 1960 Dos Hijos Desobedientes 1960 Que Bonito Amor 1960 La Sombra del Caudillo 1960 El Siete de Copas 1959 The Soldiers of Pancho Villa 1959 Bala Perdida 1959 La Cucaracha 1952 Habia Una Vez Un Marido 1952 Un Ricón Cerca del Cielo Domingo Corrales Contrabando Y Muerte Los Hermanos Del Hierro [doc] Viva El Chubasco Persecusion Y Muerte De Benjamin Argumedo El Caballo Bayo Sabor a Sangre La Muerte de Pancho Villa Peregrina Mi Caballo El Cantador Vuelve El Ojo De Vidrio Don Herculano Enamorado Valente Quintero La Traicion a Zapata Los Cuatro Juanes Los Gemelos Alborotados El Rey De Oros Mi Aventura En Puerto Rico Viva Mexico Y Sus Corridos El Moro De Cumpas Los Marcados
Antonio is married to legendary actress Flor Silvestre, and one of their children, Josè Pepe Aguilar, is among Mexico's most popular modern singers. He frequently performed at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Los Angeles before curtailing his performances with Flor Silvestre. During 2005, a series of farewell concerts were announced and performed by the entire Aguilar family to include Flor and both sons. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.