José Guardiola Díaz de Rada, (22 October 1930 – 9 April 2012) was a Spanish singer of popular music who sang in Spanish and Catalan.

José Guardiola
Eurovision Song Contest 1963 in London
José Guardiola Díaz de Rada

(1930-10-22)22 October 1930
Barcelona, Spain
Died9 April 2012(2012-04-09) (aged 81)
Barcelona, Spain

Guardiola was born in Barcelona. He performed and recorded mostly Spanish versions of foreign songs and reached his maximum fame in Spain and Latin America in the early 1960s with versions of songs like "Sixteen Tons", "Mack the Knife" and "Ya Mustafa". He was known as the Spanish Crooner due to his style and the types of songs he sang. He represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1963, placing 12th. At that time he also sang a few songs with his infant daughter. He retired in 2008.


  • Navidad EP with the Hermanas Serrano


Preceded by Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by