Young (or adult) Argentine: if you are over 40 years old, this text will allow you to go back in time to your tender childhood stages and meet again with one of the greatest idols of those times.
If you have less, take advantage: you will be able to meet one of those little giants that really moved crowds and that was, without a doubt, the one who marked the path that they later traveled. Luis Miguel and Ricky Martin.
His name is Constantino Fernandez, but no one will recognize it that way. For everyone was, is and will be Tino de Los Parcheesia Spanish group that, back in the 80s, revolutionized everything with their childish and somewhat bland music, typical for those days of dreams cut short by the military dictatorship and hopes to the handle after the return of democracy.
The Parcheesi they could fill theaters, stadiums, parks and anything else they could think of. Even cinemas, because they made three films and each one of them – artistic issues aside – blew up the ticket offices on Lavalle Street, at that time the only one in the city where you could go to see a premiere. They were, without a doubt, a machine for invoicing and making money.
But when I was 16, tino He felt that he wanted to sing other things and that he was already a little old for rice pudding, he resigned and started his career as a soloist. Without the gigantic advertising machinery they had The Parcheesi he did not have it easy.
In 1998, when he was 31 years old, Tino was almost killed in an accident on a Murcia road. He survived but lost his left arm.
Years later, in 1998, the worst would come.
A tremendous car accident in Murcia put him between life and death. He was able to overcome it after a few months of fighting, but the consequences were important and would mark him forever. tino he lost his left arm.
In an interview he gave to informed of everything the program they lead William Andean and Pia Shaw in the mornings-noon America, tino He recalled from Mexico – where he has lived for less than a year – what that moment was like, the most difficult of his life.
“It was an unfortunate event. But the arm thing was not the worst or the most serious. I suffered a severe head injury and spent several months until I was able to recover and make decisions for myself. Obviously there is a before and after.said the singer
“With the one who was my wife –explained– We were displaced to Murcia, 600 kilometers from Barcelona, for work reasons. But after the accident and regaining consciousness we saw that money is important, but not the most. I was away from my family and my friends, and when I got back to myself I said “I’m going back to Barcelona to see which way the sun rises”
“Since then, good things have happened to me. Perhaps at an economic level it may have been more precarious but I have been more in contact with myself, with the things I like and with the environment. I wouldn’t change a comma of my life. Parcheesi has formed me as what I am” finished.