(1875 - 8 de agosto de 1959)
Full name: Bergamino, Juan
Guitarist, singer and composer
e belonged to the generation of pioneers of the River Plate tango known as “La Guardia Vieja”. He cut several recordings for the Pathé label as singer and guitar soloist.
We can mention three of his few compositions: "El estancado", "El monito" (previous to the tango with the same title by Julio De Caro) and "Joaquina" (or La China Joaquina) that he dedicated to the dancer and ballroom owner Joaquina Marán. The latter is undoubtedly his most famous piece.
He was godfather of Carlos Posadas’s son, one of his great friends and, for that reason, the latter dedicated to him his tango "El gringo".
1. "Antología del Tango Rioplatense" del Instituto de Musicología Carlos
Vega, Buenos Aires 1980, "Desde los comienzos hasta 1920".
2. "El libro del tango" de Horacio Ferrer. Antonio Tersol Editor. Barcelona, 1980.
3. "El tango, el bandoneón y sus intérpretes", Tomo 1. de Oscar Zucchi,
Editorial Corregidor, Buenos Aires, 1998.
4. "Diccionario Biográfico Ítalo-Argentino" de la Asociación Dante Alighieri.