Why is Luis Alberto Spinetta published on Google Doodle?
By: Margaret Wilson
Today, Google developers have dedicated a doodle to Luis Alberto Spinetta, marking the 70th anniversary of his birth.
Luis Alberto Spinetta is a famous Argentinian singer and musician. He has rightly been called the founder of Latin American rock’n’roll.
In the doodle, he is depicted in green standing near a microphone and holding his famous red-and-white guitar in his hands.
He was born in 1950 in Buenos Aires. It was there he learned to play the guitar. When Luis Alberto Spinetta was 17 years old, he founded the first rock band «Almendra» with his classmates. Their first Spanish album became very popular. In 2016, it was awarded with «Gold Gardel Album of the Year». It is the highest award in Argentina.