Stamp of the Month: September 2018

Spain 6.10.2000

Julio Iglesias

The Spanish singer Julio Iglesias de la Cueva was born in Madrid on September 23, 1943. In September 2018, he celebrates his 75th birthday.
In 1968, during a language course in Cambridge, Julio Iglesias wrote his first song “La vida sigue igual” with which he won the 1969 Song Festival in Benidorm and laid the foundation for his career. In 1970, he represented his country at the Grand Prix de la Chanson de l’Eurvision and finished fourth. With several successful albums he has applied since the 1970s as the “Father of Latin pop.” Julio Iglesias sings in 14 languages.

Before he largely withdrew from the public in 2011 he gave almost 5000 concerts in over 40 years and – with more than 300 million records sold, and about 390 gold and platinum records – he is regarded as one of the most successful solo artists worldwide.