Biography of Rosa León (1951-VVVV)

Rosa León

Singer and Spanish music producer born in Madrid on September 4, 1951.

He was born and grew up in a large family of middle class, along with other five sisters (two of them, Eve and Julia, also related to the world of the show) and a brother. Educated at the colegio Decroly, in the Madrid district of Argüelles, fled from his house several times, the first when he was 17 years old. While he studied the career of economic sciences at the Complutense University in the capital, he began working in the most diverse trades (tutor of mathematics, caregiver of children, etc.) to maintain He then left economic studies to enroll in chemistry, career he studied for four years.

In 1977 he began to military in the Spanish Communist Party, which earned him to be arrested shortly by unlawful association and brought about the obligation of presenting at the police station every fifteen days without that he could leave the city. It was then when it definitely relegated the studies to devote himself to music. He appeared for the first time at a festival organized by some friends, in which he sang accompanying himself on the guitar.

His first serious relationship with the world of music came from the hand of Jorge Krahe, with whom he formed a duo that performed regularly at the Café-Teatro Ismael. With its especially satirical songs, also participating in rallies, neighborhood parties, factories, parishes, and at the University. After recording the theme "songs for after a war", main Court of the film Los últimos de Filipinas, released their first album: a conglomerate of satirical songs entitled the four and ten as one of the issues included, composed by Luis Eduardo Aute. Also with Aute, he subsequently published at dawn and somehow.

Between the years 1974 and 1975 came his first contact with the world of children, in a television program presenting Tina Sáinz and Juan Diego, on texts by María Elena Walsh. Inspired by stories of the latter, then recorded his first album for children, entitled Cuentotopos. This was followed, in 1976, what will remain of these days? and Lullaby for a Governor, in addition to a collaboration on the disk Forgesound, along with Jesús Munárriz, Teddy Bautista , Aute and Julia Leon, in which put voice to the subject "Mariano". In 1977 saw the ear light out there, which was presented during a series of performances at the Teatro Bellas Artes in Madrid; the LP included a theme with lyrics by Pablo Neruda, one of Blas de Otero , and compositions of Jesús Munárriz, Aute and José Luis García.

After four years without acting in Madrid, Rosa León sang in Madrid faculties of philosophy (Universidad Complutense) and law (Autonomous University) in 1981. Two years later edited Rosa is looking in the mirror, produced by the also singer Víctor Manuel, and that highlights song of the Chilean singer Violeta Parra "Seventeen again". Later he recorded, again with Víctor Manuel, count on me.

At the same time, in February 1982 it had begun to participate in the television program the white Comet, in which he sang songs for children; This was the Edition that same year of the album songs for kids I, in which he played different popular children's themes. She also participated in child television space a balloon, two balloons, three balloons.

In 1986, he met a group of friends to record the disc Amigas Mias; among them were Mary Carmen and Doña Rogelia, Massiel, Cristina Almeida, Marina Rossell, Nuria Espert, María Dolores Pradera and Rosa María Mateos. After that same year give a recital at the Alcalá Palace and record a LP (and if we start everything in half) who failed to ever edit, he devoted himself to work for a couple of years at various events, musical, political and poetic, until he released a new album of children's songs (songs for children II) at the end of 1987, and soup of geese returned to television with the children's program in February 1989. In the summer of that same year was released their album desperate Dove, on poems by Rafael Alberti (who also collaborated on the album with her own voice) with music by Aute, suburban, José María Cano, Alberto Estébanes and Sergio Acchero. In March 1992, was released in the women work, and at the end of the year another entitled Oh, love!

With regard to his work as a producer, which is compatible with the interpreter from about those years, should be mentioned the Organization of several concerts, the formation of the Consortium Group (with former members of Mocedades and Sergio and Estíbaliz) and the production of some works of Alfredo Kraus and María Dolores Pradera.

After a period of four years without recording, in December 1996 recorded another album (the pigs) of popular songs. Married to filmmaker José Luis García Sánchez, collaborated on the music of one of his films, including on the longest night (1990) or sighs of Spain (and Portugal) (1995). In recent years he has dedicated only to the production of other artists.

In 2003, he accepted joining the electoral list of the PSOE, led by Trinidad Jiménez, for the municipal elections in Madrid. Since May 2004, and until September 2007, he was councilor of the city of Madrid by the political group. Since then it has been linked with the Instituto Cervantes. She was Director of this institution in Casablanca and is currently a Director in Dublin.


1973: Somehow

1975: Cuentopos

1975: at dawn

1976: Heard there

1978: Time to time

1983: Rose you are looking in the mirror and songs for children

1984: Count on me

1986: Friends mine and and if assume everything in half

1988: Rosa Leon and songs for children 2

1989: Desperate paloma

1992: Women and Ay love!

1995: The pigs

2001: Children's songs

2006: Once upon a time