Julio Iglesias today marks 75 years
• Julio Iglesias is 75 years old today
September 23 marks 75 years of the famous singer, who is known as the most popular Spanish-language performer in the world - Julio Iglesias. During his creative life he has released 70 CDs, gave about 4600 concerts in the 5 continents of the world and into the Guinness Book of Records as an artist who has sold the highest number of albums in different languages. However, all this would not have happened if not once Iglesias appeared bedridden due to a car accident ...
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva was born in 1943 in Madrid in the family physician. In his youth he wanted to become a diplomat or a lawyer, and seriously thought about the career. During his studies at the Catholic college, he became interested in football and 16 years of playing in the youth team of Madrid "Real" as a goalkeeper. The young man showed good results, it had high hopes, and his future might have been very different, if not once was a tragedy.
Julio Iglesias as a part of the football team | Photo: sports.ru
When Julio was 19 years old, he got into a terrible accident, the consequences of which he had to fight for three years. The young man was injured spine, and a few months after the accident he had lost the use of his legs. The operation to remove the cyst of the spine fails, and Iglesias was confined to bed. The doctors did not give positive forecasts and advised him to get used to the idea of a wheelchair.
Julio Iglesias could be the Footballer | Photo: womanhit.ru
Later, Iglesias said that "the hospital made him a singer." Because of enforced idleness, and insomnia, he began to listen to the radio, to learn to play the guitar and writing poetry. Inspired by music, he did not assume that sometime in the future could become a singer - during his studies at the college choir leader advised him to engage in any other activity except singing - he believed that the young man is very weak vocals. But the music has turned him into the world. Iglesias first song "Life Goes On" was born in the hospital. Later, he admitted: "I do not have enough human warmth, communication, and I began to look for them in music. I just wanted to have fun, but the music has fallen on me like a storm. It completely changed everything around me. "
Julio Iglesias could be the Footballer | Photo: 24smi.org
All friends say that he has a very strong and strong-willed character. During Julio's disease and did not think to give up, his pain, he was able to stand on his crutches and began to develop his legs. And soon, about the accident he was like a little limp. At 23 he was able to return to normal life and to complete their studies. However, the music was not short-lived fad, but a matter of life. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, Julio Iglesias was educated class opera (tenor). But the first success came to him not on the big stage, and in the beer airport bar, where a young man once rested with friends and decided to sing a song with a guitar. Unexpectedly for himself, all visitors institution greeted his performance with thunderous applause.
In 1968, the singer won the first prize at the Festival of Spanish songs, after which he was signed the company "Columbia Records". World fame came to him after he took 4th place at "Eurovision" with the song "Gwendolyn", dedicated to his lover and muse Gwendolyn Bellori. Several years later, Julio Iglesias has called the first singer in Spain.
His first album was released in 1969, and since then the singer has released over 70 albums and won numerous prestigious music awards. His records have sold more than 300 million copies, and Julio Iglesias recognized as the most commercially successful Spanish-speaking performers in the world history. In 2013, the singer was in the Guinness Book of Records as the record holder who sold the greatest number of discs in different languages.
Julio Iglesias has always enjoyed great success with the opposite sex. He was married twice, and the exact number of his novels no one knows. His first wife was a journalist Isabel Preisler, who bore him three children - Julio Iglesias Jr., Maria Isabel and Enrique Iglesias, who later also became a famous singer. The marriage only lasted 8 years and broke up due to infidelity wife. The singer's second wife was the model Miranda Rinsburger, who was younger than his 22 years. However, the marriage ceremony took place only after 20 years of marriage. In this marriage were born five more children.
These days, the singer continues to write songs and release albums. In 2016 he presented in Moscow on a new album at a concert in the Kremlin Palace. Despite his advanced age, Julio Iglesias is not going to go the distance and says he will play until he shall live.
When asked about why he so much time paid work, the singer says, "Believe me, I have long been in no need and calmly could not speak and not be written, but it is worth to me at least a couple of days to sit at home I'm starting to go crazy. Therefore, I continue to give many concerts around the world, many young artists I can envy. The song - it's my life. " A musical about him critics write: "Musical fashions and tastes change frequently, but the fashion for Julio Iglesias does not pass, the famous Spaniard, like a good wine, over the years, getting better."