Rodrigo (musician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Rodrigo (musician)

Argentine singer

Date of Birth: 24-May-1973

Place of Birth: Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina

Date of Death: 24-Jun-2000

Profession: actor, singer, musician

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Rodrigo (musician)

  • Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno (Spanish: [ro'd?igo ale'xand?o bwe'no]; May 24, 1973 – June 24, 2000), also known by his stage name Rodrigo or his nickname "El Potro" ("the Colt"), was an Argentine singer of cuarteto music.
  • He is widely regarded as the best, most famous and most influential singer in the history of this genre.
  • Bueno's style was marked by his on-stage energy and charisma.
  • His short, dyed hair and casual clothes differed from typical cuarteto singers with strident colors and long curly hair.
  • During his career, Bueno expanded cuarteto music to the Argentine national scene, remaining one of the main figures of the genre. The son of Eduardo Alberto Bueno, a record shop owner and music producer, and Beatriz Olave, a songwriter and newsstand owner, Rodrigo Bueno was born into the cuarteto musical scene in Córdoba, Argentina.
  • He first appeared on television at the age of two, on the show Fiesta de Cuarteto, along with family friend Juan Carlos "La Mona" Jiménez.
  • With the help of his father, he recorded an album of children's songs, Disco Baby, at the age of five.
  • During his preteen years he informally joined the local band Chébere during live performances.
  • He dropped out of school at the age of twelve and successfully auditioned for the band Manto Negro.
  • After five years without success in Córdoba, Bueno's father decided to try to launch his son's career as a soloist in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • In 1990 Bueno released his first record, La Foto de tu Cuerpo, on Polygram Records.
  • Bueno introduced his next album, Aprendiendo a Vivir, with a live performance at the nightclub Fantástico Bailable.
  • The performance brought him his first recognition in the tropical music scene. In 1995, Bueno signed a contract with Sony Music that lasted only for the release of the album Sabroso; the next year he signed a contract with Magenta Records that granted him one percent of his record sales.
  • He discarded salsa and merengue from his repertoire, recording and performing exclusively cuarteto.
  • His first release with the label, Lo Mejor del Amor, became an instant radio hit, earning him national fame and an ACE Award for Best Musical Act.
  • The success was followed by La Leyenda Continúa (certified gold by CAPIF) and Cuarteteando.
  • His 1999 release A 2000 became the theme of a series of concerts begun in the Astral Theater and held the following year in the Luna Park Arena under the name of Cuarteto Característico Rodrigo A 2000 ("Characteristic Cuarteto, Rodrigo to 2000").
  • The show sold out the stadium thirteen times, while the album A 2000 was certified quadruple platinum. Bueno's schedule at the time included twenty-five to thirty shows weekly.
  • Due to his demanding tours, Bueno began consuming beer to excess, which began to interfere with his performing.
  • His stress level was further increased from receiving multiple death threats.
  • Following a concert at the nightclub Escándalo in La Plata, Bueno was returning to the city of Buenos Aires on the evening of June 24, 2000.
  • After his path was blocked by another driver who had passed him on the turnpike, Bueno tried to chase the vehicle to move in front of it again.
  • In the process, he lost control of his SUV and crashed against a barrier.
  • He was ejected from the SUV and he died instantly.
  • His death caused an immediate sensation in the Argentine media, with speculation about a possible murder conspiracy.
  • After a short trial, the driver of the other vehicle was found not guilty; the judge considered Bueno to have been responsible for driving imprudently.

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