Saturday 31 March 1979


Born: 1940
Died: unknown
Nationality: Spanish

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Together with Rafael Ferro, José Luis Navarro wrote most orchestrations for the 1970s records released by Julio Iglesias; ‘Dulce Carolina’, ‘Vivencias’, and ‘Asi nacemos’ are among the songs with an arrangement written by Navarro. Iglesias’ song ‘Con una pinta así’ was co-composed by him. Navarro also worked in the studio with artists such as Danny Daniel and Juan Reyes. He worked with German singer / producer Christian Anders on the arrangement of his track ‘Running Away’.


José Luis Navarro represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1979, when the country entered Betty Missiego and her ‘Su canción’ (composed by Fernando Moreno) into the competition. Rafael Ferro wrote the record arrangement, while Navarro worked on the orchestration for the live version in the contest; subsequently, José Luis Navarro also conducted the orchestra accompanying Missiego and her choir of children in Jerusalem. The Spanish song finished second behind Israel’s ‘Hallelujah’. After the contest, a full album of Betty Missiego was published, also entitled 'Su canción', for which Navarro and Ferro shared the arranging work.


Country – Spain
Song title – "Su canción"
Rendition – Betty Missiego
Lyrics – Fernando Moreno
Composition – Fernando Moreno
Studio arrangement – Rafael Ferro
(studio orchestra conducted by José Luis Navarro)
Live orchestration – Rafael Ferro / José Luis Navarro
Conductor – José Luis Navarro
Score – 2nd place (116 votes)

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