Paco de Lucia
Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomez, known as Paco de Lucia, was born on Algeciras, Spain on December 21, 1947. As a child, he played in the streets of his hometown with his brothers and adopted the stage name Paco de Lucia to honor is mother, Lucia Gomes as well as to differentiate himself from the many Pacos playing music in the neighborhood. He recorded his first album in Madrid at the age of 18. Throughout his life, de Lucia composed, performed, and collaborated with musicians, creating a legacy as one of Spain’s greatest musicians and one of the world’s best flamenco guitarists. He passed away on February 25, 2014.
Paco de Lucia is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Stephan Breuer