The singer of boleros Ramon Calabuch Bastida, Moncho, has died this Friday at 78 years at the Hospital de Mataró (Barcelona), where he had been admitted since Tuesday by a cardiorespiratory arrest.
The death of Moncho has coincided with the preparations of the concert tribute prepared by various artists for January 14 at L'Auditori de Barcelona, and that had the tickets sold out, the agency Nuka Comunicació has informed.
The organization is now studying with Joan Manuel Serrat, Estrella Morente, Lolita, Rosario, Pau Donés, Miguel Poveda, Diego el Cigala, Antonio Carmona, Dyango and Sabor de Gràcia, the reconversion of the concert into a posthumous tribute.
Moncho was born in Barcelona in 1940 and since he was 14 he has toured the stages, where besides the bolero, he has cultivated other genres such as the rumba, and as a strong defender of the gypsy culture as part of the Catalan.
In most of his career he played pieces in Spanish, but he also put music to poems by Catalan artists such as Joan Margarit and made a version of the Italian classic 'Parole'.
With more than 60 years of career, a condition in the vocal cords removed the last months of the scene, and the family has announced that the farewell ceremony will be held in Mataró in privacy.