Héctor Darío

Real name: Petraglia, José
(8 December 1938 - 30 March 2013)
Place of birth:
Catania (Catania) Italy

e was born in Catania (Italy), and made his professional debut on January 12,1959 on radio El Mundo with the Joaquín Do Reyes orchestra. He recorded two numbers: “El cuarteador” and “Tres esquinas”. On August 4, 1960 he joined the orchestra of Armando Pontier with whom he recorded “Locura locura”, “Cristal”, “El puente”, “Duelo criollo”, “Tabaco” and other pieces.

Parallel to his shows with Armando Pontier, he appeared as soloist on several stages and, in December 1963, he sang at the festival Odol de la Canción, conducted by Blackie.

In 1964 he joined as first voice the vocal quartet Cuarteto Vocal 2x2", conducted by Vlady, together with Nito Mores. He recorded “Canaro en París” and “Viejo Buenos Aires”.

He was included among other important artists, such as Roberto Goyeneche in the recording of Oración Porteña, conducted by Roberto Pansera.

In June 1967 he started to work as soloist in the interior of the country and at different sceneries in Buenos Aires.

In 1972 he recorded a long-playing disc accompanied by the guitar group led by Bartolomé Palermo, among which “La noche que te fuiste” and “Tormento” stand out.

In 1978 he recorded a double disc accompanied by the Trío Yumba which includes his smash hit “Cómo aprender a quererte”.

In 1982 he is called by José Basso and performed together with Aníbal Jaule.

In 1984 as soloist he again recorded the numbers “El encopao”, “Ave de paso” and “Tiembla entre mis manos la guitarra” and the following year with the Ángel Cicchetti orchestra, “Aquellos quince años” and “Delantal de colegio”, among others.

This year, 2001, he has just recorded a CD with classic songs accompanied by Jorge Dragone.

In 1960 he toured Uruguay with Armando Pontier, where he appeared on radio and TV shows. He following year, throughout the interior of the nation and, in 1967, he performed in Japan sharing the vocals with Néstor Real, always accompanied by Armando Pontier.

On television he appeared on numerous programs, like: Yo te canto Buenos Aires, Tangos a contraluz, Nosotros los del tango, Grandes valores del tango and many others.