Camilo Sesto (World Music Singer)
Camilo Sesto

Camilo Blanes Cortés, known professionally as Camilo Sesto as El Rey del Amor, was a Spanish singer, songwriter and music producer. He sang in two pop bands during the 1960s and won a contest in a Madrid television show. He played a part in the Spanish filming of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Later, he teamed up with singer and producer Juan Pardo, but success would come on its own accord, with his own music works. By the time of his death, Sesto had sold over 180 million albums worldwide, not counting the figures of its production and composition to other artists, could exceed 300 million. As a composer, Sesto wrote songs for artists such as Ángela Carrasco, Miguel Bosé, Lucía Méndez, Charytín Goyco and José José, among others. produced and translated the lyrics to Spanish, of an album from the popular Australian rock band Air Supply.

Birth name: Camilo Blanes Cortés
Born: September 16, 1946, Alcoy, Spain
Died: September 08, 2019, Madrid, Spain
Genres: Canción melódica, Latin pop, Synthpop, Rock
Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Drums
Years active: 1964–2019
Associated acts: José José, Rocío Dúrcal, Ángela Carrasco, Juan Gabriel, Miguel Bosé, Lucía Méndez, Charytín Goyco
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About Camilo Sesto

Popular pop rock musician who totaled 52 number 1 hits and 18 top 40 list songs throughout his career. He sold over 175 millions copies of his albums.

Before Fame

During the 1960s, he was a member of two pop groups and also won a Madrid televised competition.


He played the title role in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Family Life

He was born in Alcoi, Alicante, Spain and had homes in Torrelodones and Coconut Grove, Florida.


He noted Paul McCartney as having a large influence on his music.

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