Famous for his engaging stage shows and wild costumes, Spanish singer and actor Raphael began his career as a child, winning various singing contests and eventually recording his first album Cuando Tú No Estás in 1966. Raphael, also known as the “Nightingale of Linares,” has continually entertained fans for over 40 years.
Raphael has crossed over to many audiences including Japan and the U.S., singing in each country’s native tongue. Raphael released his great hits collection 40 Años en Mexico in 2008. Order your Raphael concert tickets from OnlineTickets.com!
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|I would give anything to go see him! The first time I went to a concert I was just 6 years old. My oldest sister took us to see Raphael live in Puerto Rico in 1968! I still sing all his songs today! Never forgotten any of the words. Def my idol!|
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|Que energía, más de dos horas cantando sin parar en el concierto de Chicago que estaba full. Que voz, que arte, Raphael es una leyenda. Se entrega en cada una de sus presentaciones y el público se le entrega igual. Lo recomiendo, cantantes como el ya no existen hoy dia, cantando sin pista,sin backup singers|
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Raphael was born Rafael Martos Sánchez on May 5, 1943 in Linares, Jaén, Spain. Starting in childhood, Raphael was a singer and even won “Best Child Voice” in a contest in Salzburg, Austria. In 1966, Raphael released his first album Cuando Tu No Estas the soundtrack to the film of the same name in which Raphael starred. That same year, Raphael performed what would become his signature song “Yo Soy Aquél” at the Eurovision Song Contest, winning seventh place.
Raphael continued acting, starring in Digan Lo Que Digan in 1967, El Golfo and El Angel in 1969, Sin un Adios in 1970 and Volveré a Nacer in 1972. Raphael started to cross over to Japanese and American audiences in the early 1970s. This was helped by Raphael’s dual appearances on the Ed Sullivan show in 1970, where he sang "Maybe," "When Love is Around" and "The Sound of the Trumpet."
In the 1980s, Raphael had hits with the songs “¿Qué Tal Te Va Sin Mí?," "Como Yo Te Amo," "En Carne Viva" and "Estar Enamorado." In 1988, Raphael’s album Apariencias Enganan contained the popular singles “Toco Madera” and “Siempre Estás Diciendo Que Te Vas.” In 1992, Raphael had a worldwide Top 5 hit with “Escándalo” from his album Ave Fenix. Raphael had equal success with the song “Se Muere Por Mi La Nina” from his 1994 album Fantasia.
Raphael has released 23 albums since 1988 including his 1998 self-titled album, 2001’s Maldito Raphael and 2007’s Cerca de Ti. Raphael released his latest greatest hits collection 40 Años en Mexico in 2008. The collection spans his entire 40-year career going back to “Yo Soy Aquél” and “Escándalo.” Raphael fans can see the legendary Spanish singer performing his greatest hits on a brand new tour. Order your Raphael tickets from OnlineTickets.com!