José Luis Álvarez

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Spanish music journalist (b. 24 February, 1940 in Tanger) founder of Alligator Records (3), El Cocodrilo and Discos Cada reissue labels and Historia De La Musica Pop Española series. Also founder of Club Amigos Del Disco Antiguo in 1977 and later Club De Coleccionistas, S.A..

Started working in Radio in 1954 at "Pan American Radio de Tánger" and later in "Radio Vida" in Sevilla. Based in Madrid since 1961 he founded in 1963 Fonorama (2) Spanish music magazine until 1968, he released 50 issues (from nº 42 and ahead with 7" record). Some journalist in the magazine were José María García (later sports journalist), Antonio García, Miguel Ángel Nieto, Fernando García de la Vega, Carlos Villegas o Pepe Nieto.
He interviewed to The Beatles in the only 2 gigs in Spain.
After Fonorama (2) close he worked at radio in 1968 Radio Nacional de España (RNE), Radio Peninsular, Radio 1 (RNE) and Radio 3 (RNE) with programs like "El Cocodrilo", "La Epopeya Del Rock", "La puerta verde", "Música básica", or "40 años de números uno" and also writing on "El Alcazar" newspaper.
He owned a recording studio in 1972.
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October 5, 2018
Álvarez, embaucador de primera clase

Álvarez is a first class deceiver