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Background information
Birth name Pedro Pubill Calaf
Born (1935-03-24)24 March 1935
Mataró, Province of Barcelona, Spain
Died 27 August 2014(2014-08-27) (aged 79)
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona, Spain
Genres Catalan rumba
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1957–2014

Pedro Pubill Calaf 24 March 1935 – 27 August 2014), better known as Peret, was a Spanish gypsy singer, guitarist and composer of Catalan rumba. He was born in Mataró, Catalonia.

Peret was known for his 1971 single, Borriquito (Ariola Records). Peret represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and performed during the closing ceremony at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In 2001, Peret recorded and released Rey De La Rumba (King of the Rumba).

Peret died in Barcelona, Spain from lung cancer, aged 79.

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