Rafa Callejo, co-founder of Tam Tam Go, dies

Rafael CallejoOne of the founding musicians of Tam Tam Go, one of the icons pop Spanish from the 80sdied.

news of death spread by Nacho Campillo, one of the creators of the group., in their social networks. Campillo paid tribute to Blackbird, remembering the first song he learned to play on the guitar “in one go” and said it was “thanks to him for playing like an angel and better than Paul McCartney”. “This is where it all started,” he says.

Rafa Callejo, 65, hadn’t performed with the band he helped found in years, but the iconic song that left its mark and is now a generational anthem like ‘Manuel Raquel’, released in 1988, fight for transgender ‘Wetbacks’ and ‘Caught in the Net’, at a time when it was frowned upon.

“I wish we could have gotten together in another life and played ‘Till’ in a club,” before saying goodbye, saying, “We’ve composed great songs together that will last for generations,” recalls Nacho Campillo on Facebook. There was ‘You’ or ‘This boy’ again.”

More than three decades have passed since his first work, Spanish Shuffle (1988), with all ten songs in English.

Since then, Tam Tam Go! published nine discsAmong them are ‘Bolero incendiado’ in 2009 and ‘Volando sobre un heel’, which they returned to the stage in 2019 with a career tour that included some breaks in the music scene.

Source: Informacion


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