Luis Alberto Spinetta

Luis Alberto Spinetta (Jan. 23, 1950 – Feb. 8, 2012) was an Argentinian guitarist, singer, and songwriter with a musical career that spanned more than 40 years. He first emerged with the psych-rock foursome Almendra, which issued two albums circa 1969–70. He repurposed the band name for the title of his first solo album, released in 1971. The next five years saw him front the major rock trios Pescado Rabioso (1972–73) and Invisible (1974–76).

Between 1977 and 1983, Spinetta issued four albums under his surname amid further band actively with the briefly reactivated Almendra and the popular four-album combo Spinetta Jade. In 1986, he released the ambitious double album La La La in collaboration with keyboardist Fito Páez.


  • Almendra (1971)
  • A 18′ del Sol (1977)
  • Only Love Can Sustain (1980)
  • Kamikaze (1982)
  • Mondo di Cromo (1983)
  • Privé (1986)
  • La La La (Spinetta / Páez, 1986)
  • Tester de violencia (1988)
  • Don Lucero (1989)
  • Peluson of Milk (1991)

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