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Simon Diaz

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Simón Díaz (born August 8, 1928,) is a celebrated singer and composer of Venezuelan music, whose work is regarded as one of the most important legacies for both Venezuelan and Latin American popular music. Simón Díaz is known worldwide as the author of Caballo Viejo, which appears on the 1980 album Caballo Viejo. It has become one of the most important folk songs in Venezuela and was a massive hit for the Franco-Spanish group The Gipsy Kings, who recorded a version of the song entitled Bamboleo.

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