The 'Elvis' of Argentina, singer and movie icon Sandro (Roberto Sanchez), died Monday. Tens of thousands turned out in Buenos Aires to remember the Latin American star credited with cracking the US pop music scene.
Thousands of Argentines thronged the streets of Buenos Aires Wednesday, singing and tossing red roses on a black hearse.
Some 50,000 paid their respects to Roberto Sánchez, the name given to the star when he was born in 1945, Tuesday and Wednesday in a 24-hour stream through the Salón de los Pasos Perdidos in the Argentine Congress, according to the Argentine daily Clarín.
Sandro was the first Latin American artist to play in Madison Square Garden – in the 1970s – according to the Associated Press. Other Latin performers – Shakira (Colombia), Luis Miguel (Puerto Rico), Maná (Mexico), Juanes (Colombia), and Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rico) – have followed.