|Birth name Gustavo Quintero|
Genres Cumbia, Tropical music
Name Gustavo Quintero
|Also known as Gustavo "El Loko" Quintero|
Origin Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, Accordion, Dulzaina
Albums Historia Musical 40 Anos Con Gustavo "El Loco" Quintero, Una Leyenda - Gustavo "El Loco" Quintero
Similar People Los Graduados, Los Hispanos, Los Teen Agers, Rodolfo Aicardi, Jaime Ley
Record labels Codiscos, Discos Fuentes
La maestranza gustavo quintero y los graduados centro comercial cedritos bogota 1995
Gustavo "El Loco" Quintero (December 23, 1939 – December 18, 2016) was a Colombian singer-songwriter. He is considered one of the great representatives of the Colombian tropical music ("Musica Tropical"). He was a singer with "The Teen Agers", then the lead singer of "Los Hispanos" Later he left Los Hispanos (Codiscos) to form "Los Graduados".
- La maestranza gustavo quintero y los graduados centro comercial cedritos bogota 1995
- Gustavo quintero y los hispanos
- Greatest Songs
A famous dance song of the band Los Graduados, sung by Gustavo "El Loco" Quintero is "Asi Empezaron Papa Y Mama". He was called "LOKO" for his stage antics, he was the first showman of Colombian tropical music.
One of the most imitated artists in both their style and their music, many musical groups have dedicated themselves to recycle his music at year's end (Christmas season), but Gustavo "El Loko" Quintero and "Los Graduados" are a well liked original and still as present as ever.
He died at the Las Americas Clinic in Medellin, Colombia on December 18, 2016, aged 76.