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Thread #156004 Message #3675491
Posted By: Helen
07-Nov-14 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Subject: RE: Obit: Manias de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
I remember seeing him a few times on TV some decades ago, and I never forgot those experiences. As a performer, he was amazing. I had his vinyl album and played it a lot.
Whether he fits the rigid rules of flamenco is one question, but whether he is a performer worth watching and listening to is another.
I count him as one of the best musical performers I have ever seen - although sadly, I never saw him perform live.
Rest in Peace, Manitas de Plata.