Manitas De Plata
He was born on August 7, 1921, in a Gypsy (Gitano) caravan in Sète, southern France, into an extended family to which the members of the flamenco band, Gipsy Kings, also belong. He was the father of Manero Baliardo and Tcha Baliardo.
Upon hearing him play in 1964, Pablo Picasso is said to have exclaimed "that man is of greater worth than I am!"
He died November 5, 2014 in Montpellier, France.