The pioneer of Spanish rock par excellence since the sixties and the maximum exponent of this musical genre, Miguel Ríos continues without leaving the stage. For all of this, the artist has earned his way into becoming the hero of the new Impregnables. The RTVE program premieres tonight at 9:30, on La 2 cruse de camino, a documentary made by Luis Menges, which traces his artistic and critical traces through the statements of him and some of his friends and collaborators. Is.
Miguel Ríos’ career journey would begin with his first worldwide success, Himno a la Alegría. Under the title Songs of Happiness and sung in English, the song managed to sell seven million copies and was number one in the charts of Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia and Switzerland. Cruz de Caminos will also feature on the multi-platinum double album Rock & Rios. Recorded live at the Real Madrid Sports Pavilion, the album sold 400,000 copies and raised Spanish rock to heights unknown until then. In addition, it spawned the One Summer Night Rock Tour, which has since drawn over 700,000 people.
Crus de Camino previewed in late May in Madrid. An act in which not only the singer took part, but also other artists such as Johnny Burning, Rebecca Jimenez or John Parsons, as well as the writers of the documentary and the Impresibles team.
surrounded by friends
Miguel Rios won’t be alone in the Essentials’ special tribute. On this journey, the musician will be accompanied by friends and characters such as Javier Bardem, Ana Belen, Johnny Burning, Manolo Garcia, Marina Heredia, Rebecca Jimenez, Bertha M. Ydra, Kiki Morante, John Parsons, Rafael, Rosendo, Vary Brava, among others. and Victor Manuel, among others.
Since those distant sixties, Miguel Rios has remained faithful to his idea of popularizing rock and roll without reservation, driven by a passion that has led him to leave a part of himself in each song. At the age of 78, he has admitted on more than one occasion that he finds his “explanation for living” in music. Rios, who has retired on several occasions but always returns to the stage, will begin a statewide tour in August to celebrate forty years of Rock and Rios. In an interview with Europa Press just a few months ago, he gave the example of other singers like Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, or Bob Dylan, who are still “incredible” despite being older than him. He joked, “Now I can never retire again because people will laugh at me too much.” I have to dissolve with time, like the old stoners who never die”.