Dynamic duo: 85 years, more than 60 active, marriages of more than six decades and all tickets sold at their next concert

Square Toros de Úbeda. Agua 5,000 people. Concert of the Dynamic Duo June 24, 2022. Inputs available: Only six. This information, which is checked by clic

Dynamic duo: 85 years, more than 60 active, marriages of more than six decades and all tickets sold at their next concert

Square Toros de Úbeda. Agua 5,000 people. Concert of the Dynamic Duo June 24, 2022. Inputs available: Only six. This information, which is checked by clicking on the anticipated sales websites on the Internet, gives pull idea that still have Ramón Arcusa and Manuel de la Calva among the public. It is up to the beginning of tour of 2022. The merit is that the components of the duo, who remain incombustible on the scenarios, have exceeded 85 years: Ramón turned over 10 December and Manuel, he fulfills this Tuesday, February 10 .

Talking about dynamic duo is to talk about the most emblematic musical couple of the 60s in Spain, similar to what the Beatles assumed in the United Kingdom: in full Francoism, where every resquice of hedonism seemed sinful, connected with that breath of fresh air That youth needed to breathe. At the time of the Guateques and the slow dancing, and also of the Twist and the rocker rhythms, songs as I would like to be, forgive me, 15 years old has my love, Lolita Twist and many more taught the lists of successes and gave rise to the fan phenomenon in Our country: There was no Teenager who did not have in his room a poster of the dynamic duo or a picture of him in the folder and in his concerts, crowds of his hysteria were crowned.

Both were born in the Barcelona of the postwar, of emigrant families: Basques Fathers of Manolo, who was champion of Spain junior swimming and played holder on the water polo team of the Barcelona swimming club. He met Ramón, descendant of Aragonese, when both worked at the Elizalde company, which manufactured airplane engines. His hobby was to sing, premiered at the company's Christmas party in 1958 toning the Carol White Christmas.

Such success had. His first contract arose in summer from 59 in the restaurant La Masío where 400 pesetas were paid (2.5 euros) for performance and shortly after they decided to change the mechanics for music.

That autumn recorded his first album, which included the single reminding you and was a sales boom despite which then only the privileged had turntable. And the dynamic duo phenomenon began, each song that recorded was number one, reaching more than 800: they were interpreters, singers, producers and even rolled four films: Anchor button, while they made the military in Zaragoza, look for that girl With Marisol, scale in Tenerife or a girl for two. The famous Editorial Bruguera launched a comic of his and also participated in festivals, leaving seconds in Benidorm with resisting and in 1968 the LA, the one, of which were authors, won Eurovision interpreted by Massiel. His success beat our borders coming to act with mythical plates, on his American tours

But in 1972 they decided to throw the towel, because the heavily politicized atmosphere of the country set out the protest song. "All journalists asked us the same question: 'What message does your song take?' We were not part of those 200 who acted in Firsts of the PCE, so we decided to withdraw and announce it in the José María Iñigo program, "they say.

In that parentheses they dedicated themselves to composing and producing churches, Camilo Sesto or Nino Bravo, razing their new facet, thanks to their ability to adapt. "If you go on a background, you should not have a problem in taking your bags to Julio Iglesias, as I have done," explained Arcusa.

In the year 78, with the seated democracy and the people already touched by singer-songwriters, the journalistic entrepreneur Antonio Asensio offered them an astronomical figure, 900,000 pesetas for acting in the presentation of the newspaper of Catalonia. In nothing they had 90 signed galas, and Emi Odeon, his label, edited an LP with his 20 gold hits that arrived at number one.

Since then, they have not left the scenarios, acting above all in summer tours, like that of their 60 years in music in 2021, because Ramón agreed in Miami. Surprisingly, with the coronavirus his old success I will resist became a soundtrack against the pandemic, also devastating in the United States and Latin America.

Which confirms that the dynamic duo bears successful in his genes, to which he may also contribute his feeling and his good head. "We are like brothers," says Manuel, who reveals that his only distancing occurred "by a girl" of which both fell in love. Out of this, his sentimental life has also been very stable: Ramón is still married to the English Shura, from which he fell in love in 1964 when he was shooting that girl where she acted from extra, and Manuel also continues with Mirna Carvajal, Mother of His two children, Victoria and Daniel. "A typical ruling in the artists is wanting to just succeed. Ramón and I have always put our lives ahead and our families, we will never be broken dolls," he says of the bald.

Date Of Update: 15 February 2022, 01:08

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