Dolores Hidalgo in Municipality of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Birthplace of José Alfredo Jiménez
Jose Alfredo Jimenez
Homenaje de su pueblo
en el XXV aniversario de su
vida de compositor
17 de diciembre de 1972
In this house was born
José Alfredo Jiménez
Tribute from this, his hometown,
on the 25th anniversary
of his life as a musician
December 17, 1972
Location. 21° 9.443′ N, 100° 55.964′ W. Marker is in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Dolores Hidalgo. Marker is on Guanajuato Calle just from Nuevo León Calle, on the right when traveling west. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cocomacán (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); From Here Hidalgo Proclaimed Mexican Independence (about 180 meters away); The Decrees of Benito Juárez in Dolores Hidalgo (about 180 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo (about 180 meters away); The Route of Hidalgo (about 180 meters away); The Route of the Insurgents (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Hidalgo House and Museum Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site (approx. 22.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Dolores Hidalgo.
Regarding Birthplace of José Alfredo Jiménez. José Alfredo Jiménez is commonly known in Mexico as the King of Rancheras. He was born in this house on January 19, 1926. After moving to Mexico City and singing at restaurants, he finally caught his break in 1947 when musical producer Andrés Huesca heard him and decided to record his first songs. He became famous quickly and continued to write and record songs at a rapid pace, with some sources ascribing around a thousand titles to him. His most famous songs, including "El Rey", "Un Mundo Raro", "No me amaneces" and "Que te vaya bonito" are still commonly heard in Mexico almost 50 years after his death. In his short lifetime he set the course for the future of ranchera music, with many future artists covering his songs.
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