1890 – Carlos Gardel or El Zorzal Criollo, born on the 11th of December in Tacuarembo, Uruguay. The songbird of Buenos Aires, he is a legendary figure in Argentina. The charismatic singer’s career coincided with the development of that intrinsically Argentine cultural icon, the tango (the traditional Argentinean music).
1911 – 1925 – He formed a duet with Francisco Martino, and after with Jose Razzano, singing a wide repertory.
1917 – He made the music his own by inventing the tango-cancian with Mi Noche Triste, a Pascual Contursi and Samuel Castriota`s theme, which sold a 100,000 copies and was a hit throughout Latin America.
1928 – He went on to tour Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and made appearances in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and New York. He sold 70,000 records in the first three months of a visit to Paris.
1935 – His sky-rocketing career was cut short, when he lost his life in a plane crash in Colombia on the 24th of June.