Sandro de América, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sandro de América

Argentine singer and actor

Date of Birth: 19-Aug-1945

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: 04-Jan-2010

Profession: actor, composer, singer, film director

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Sandro de América

  • Roberto Sánchez-Ocampo (August 19, 1945 – January 4, 2010), better known by his artist names Sandro or Sandro de América ("Sandro of America"), Gitano (gypsy), and the Argentine Elvis, was a notable Argentine singer and actor.
  • He is considered The father of Argentine Rock for being one of the first rock artists to sing in Spanish in Latin America.
  • He edited 52 official records and sold 8 million copies although other sources state that he sold over 22 million.
  • Some of his most successful songs are Dame fuego, Rosa, Rosa, Quiero llenarme de ti, Penumbras, Porque yo te amo, Así, Mi amigo el Puma, Tengo, Trigal and Una muchacha y una guitarra.
  • The single Rosa, Rosa sold 2 million copies, being his most recognizable and famous song.
  • Another of his hits, "Tengo" was given 15th place among the 100 best Argentine rock songs by both MTV and Rolling Stone magazine. Sandro was also the first Latin American artist to sing at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden.
  • In 2005 Sandro was awarded a Latin Grammy honoring his career.

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