Antonio Flores

Antonio Flores
Birth nameAntonio González Flores
Born(1961-11-14)14 November 1961
Madrid, Spain
Died30 May 1995(1995-05-30) (aged 33)
Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
GenresRock, pop, flamenco
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1980–1995

Antonio González Flores (14 November 1961 – 30 May 1995) was a Spanish singer-songwriter and actor. He was romani on his father's side.

He was the only son of singers and actors Antonio González (musician) 'El_Pescaílla' and Lola Flores. He was the brother of actresses Lolita Flores and Rosario Flores. He was divorced from Ana Villa with whom he had a daughter, Alba.

Career

His first album, Antonio, was released in 1980 and included the hit "No dudaría" and a cover of Joaquín Sabina's "Pongamos que hablo de Madrid". The album was a complete commercial failure. His next two albums, Al caer el sol (1984) and Gran Vía (1988), also passed unnoticed. Despite of his unsuccessful attempts, he was encouraged to continue his music career by his sister's album De ley (1992) which he had mostly composed.

In 1994, thanks to the support of his fellow influencing musicians, he was invited to the Gijón concert of the Mucho más que dos (Much more than two) tour, where he sang "Sólo le pido a Dios" (I only ask of God) in a duet with Ana Belén.

He achieved commercial success with his album Cosas mías (1995,) which would also be his last.