Pacho Galan

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Pacho Galan (1906—1988) was a Colombian composer and band leader of several Colombian music forms. His songs include Boquita Sala, Rio Y Mar, Fiesta de Cumbia, Cumbia Alegre and Ay Cosita Linda, which became one of his most famous after Nat King Cole recorded his own rendition of the song.

Pacho Galán
Birth nameFrancisco Galán Blanco
Born(1906-10-04)October 4, 1906
Soledad, Atlántico, Colombia
DiedJuly 21, 1988(1988-07-21) (aged 81)
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
GenresPorro, cumbia, gaita, merecumbe
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, composer, arranger
InstrumentsTrumpet, piano, clarinet, vocals
Years active1934–1980

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