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...The career of Julio Iglesias epitomizes the international potential of popular music in the late twentieth century. Born into a middle-class family in Madrid, Spain in 1943, Ingesias’s early professional trajectory aimed toward a career...

Spain

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 39,300,000 (1997) Spain is situated in southwestern Europe and, together with Portugal, forms the Iberian Peninsula. Northern Spain is bordered by the Cantabrian Sea and separated from the rest of the country...

Balada

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Balada is a cosmopolitan and transnational genre of pop music in Spanish. A hybrid of Mexican bolero romántico, Italian and French orchestrated love songs and early rock ’n’ roll ballads, balada emerged simultaneously in Spain...

Easy Listening

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘Easy listening’ refers to a range of accessible, highly polished music that celebrates professionalism and populism. First heard as background music on North American radio in the 1940s, it evolved into a genre for marketing LP albums...