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'Besame Mucho' Composer Velazquez Dies

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'Besame Mucho' Composer Velazquez Dies

'Besame Mucho' Composer Velazquez Dies

'Besame Mucho' Composer Velazquez Dies

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We remember Consuelo Velazquez, whose song "Besame Mucho" became a standard in many languages and styles of music. Velazquez died Saturday in Mexico City at the age of 84. "Besame Mucho" became a big band hit during World War II and was later recorded by many artists over the years, including the Beatles and Nat King Cole.

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Album
Antologia de Boleros
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Copacabana
Released
1999

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