Chart-topping Chilean singer who sold tens of millions of records during the 1950s and '60s.
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Artist Biography

by Craig Harris

The younger brother of Chilean vocalist Arturo Gatica, Lucho Gatica was a major Latin vocalist in the '50s and '60s. In 1966, his record sales totaled more than 22 million copies. In addition to his chart-topping 1954 hit "Sinceridad," Gatica recorded such hits as "Contigo en la Distancia," "La Barca," "Las Muchachas de la Plaza España," and "Señor Amor." A native of the city of Rancagua, Gatica enjoyed his greatest success after moving to Santiago. He died in Mexico City in 2018 at the age of 90.