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
José Alfredo Jiménez
Tribute from this, his hometown,
on the 25th anniversary
of his life as a musician
December 17, 1972
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is December 17, 1972.
Location. 21° 9.443′ N, 100° 55.964′ W. Marker is in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Guanajuato close to Calle Nuevo León, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dolores Hidalgo GTO 37800, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cocomacán (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parish of Nuestro Señora de los Dolores (about 120 meters away); Temple of El Calvario (about 120 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo and the First Insurgents (about 180 meters away); From Here Hidalgo Proclaimed Mexican IndependenceThe 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 3. submitted on September 27, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.