Joan Manuel Serrat

I'm going to write about Joan Manuel Serrat.
He was born in Poblesec, Barcelona in 1943.
He is a singer.
Serrat is considered one of the most important figures of modern, popular music in both theSpanish and Catalan languages.
He became involved with music at the age of 17, when he got his first guitar, to which he dedicates one of his earliest songs, "Una guitarra."
Joan Manuel Serrat's first live stage performance in 1967 at the Palau de la Música Catalana, served to establish him as one of the most important artists inside the Nova cançó movement in Catalonia.
The following year, Spain entered Serrat in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 to sing "La, la, la", but he asked to sing it in Catalan, to which the Spanish authorities would not agree. This would be the first time he would come into conflict with the language politics of Francoist Spain, because of his decision to sing in his native Catalan language, repressed by dictator Francisco Franco. Defiantly, Serrat refused to sing the Spanish-language version, and was hurriedly replaced by Massiel, who went on to win the contest with her Spanish-language interpretation.
The release of the Mediterráneo LP in 1971 consolidated the artist's reputation worldwide.
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Discography (LPs)

1967 - Ara que tinc vint anys
1968 - Cançons tradicionals
1969 - Com ho fa el vent
1969 - La paloma
1969 - Dedicado a Antonio Machado, poeta
1970 - Serrat IV1971 - Mediterráneo
1972 - Miguel Hernández
1973 - Per al meu amic
1974 - Canción infantil
1975 - ...Para piel de manzana
1977 - Res no és mesquí
1978 - 1978
1979 - Mi niñez
1980 - Tal com raja
1981 - En tránsito
1983 - Cada loco con su tema
1984 - Fa vint anys que tinc vint anys
1984 - En directo
1985 - El sur también existe
1986 - Sinceramente teu
1987 - Bienaventurados
1989 - Material sensible
1992 - Utopía
1994 - Nadie es perfecto
1996 - Banda sonora d'un temps d'un país
1996 - El gusto es nuestro (live with Ana Belén, Víctor Manuel, and Miguel Ríos)
1998 - Sombras de la China
2000 - Cansiones (Tarrés)
2002 - Versos en la boca
2003 - Serrat Sinfónico
2006 -
2007 - Dos pájaros de un tiro (live with Joaquín Sabina)
2010 - Hijo de la luz y de la sombra

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