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Gustavo Adrián Cerati Clarke Buenos Aires - Argentina August 11th 1959 --- September 4th 2014 Buenos Aires - Argentina Better Known As Gustavo Cerati Was An Argentinean Guitarist Producer Occasional Bass Player Dj Lyricist And Vocalist. During The 1980's And Until The Mid-1990's He Was The Visible Leader Of Soda Stereo -Arguably One Of Latin America's Most Important Rock Bands. Cerati Was In A Coma For Over Four Years After Suffering A Stroke On May 15 2010 Right At The End Of A Show In Caracas - Venezuela On The Final Leg Of His Fuerza Natural Tour. The Situation -Which Ocurred Backstage At The Dressing Room- Was Quickly Reported By News Agencies And Via Tweets. After A Period Of Intensive Care Hospitalization In Caracas He Was Flown On A Private Ambulance-Jet To Buenos Aires Where He Spent The Next 4 Years In An Induced Coma. He Passed Away In A Local Hospital Due To Respiratory Failure. The News On September 4th 2014 Shook The Rock Community Worldwide. Cerati Was Widely Acknowledged For His Lead And Rhythm Guitar Talents -And For His Ability To Play Solos While Singing At The Same Time In Perfect Key As Well As For The Lyrical Content Of His Songwriting All Of Which Helped To Consolidate Him As One Of The Most Prolific And Important Rock Musicians In The Continent. Cerati Founded Soda Stereo In 1982 With Bassist Zeta Bosio. Drummer Charly Alberti Joined Them Shortly After. The Band Released Its First Album In August 1984 And Dissolved In Late 1997. Cerati's First Main Venture Away From Soda Stereo Apart From Creating The Band Fricción In 1985 With Richard Coleman And Drummer Fernando Samalea Was The Album Colores Santos In 1992 An Experimental Project In Collaboration With Musician Daniel Melero That Anticipated The Sonic Experimentation Of Soda Stereo's Late 1992 Album Dynamo. He Released His First Full Solo Effort Amor Amarillo In 1993 While Still A Member Of Soda. Zeta Bosio And Then-Wife Cecilia Amenábar Collaborated On The Project. The Album Featured More Introspective Lyrics A Fair Amount Of Electronic Experimentation And Was Well Received By Both The Critics And The Public. He Then Returned To Soda Stereo Releasing Zona De Promesas A Compilation Album Of Remixes Which Contained The Eponymous Track As An Opener . Zona De Promesas Is An Intimate And Delicate Song That Focuses On The Relationship He Had With His Mother Lilian Clark . The Albums Sueño Stereo And Comfort Y Música Para Volar MTV Unplugged Followed. Shortly After The Band Decided To Split And Launched A Farewell Tour In Late 1997. After The Farewell Tour Cerati Embarked In A Couple Of Projects That Dealt Exclusively With Electronic Music. He Formed The Group Plan V Together With Chilean Musicians Andrés Bucci Guillermo Ugarte And Christian Powditch And Shortly After The Duo Ocio With Flavio Etcheto Also Known As Flavius. His Second Solo Album Bocanada Was Released In 1999. The Record Embraced Both The Style That Made Soda Stereo Famous And A Newer Style Reminiscent Of His Electronic Projects. In 2001 Cerati Wrote The Soundtrack For The Movie Bien Directed By Eduardo Capilla In Which He Also Stars And Marked His Acting Debut. Another Soundtrack He Produced Was For The Movie "Solo Por Hoy". That Same Year He Recorded 11 Episodios Sinfónicos -A Live Recording Of Him Singing Accompanied By The Buenos Aires Symphonic Orchestra Directed By Alejandro Terán A Veteran From La Portuaria Who Also Is Proficient In Classical Music Direction And Conduction. Siempre Es Hoy Was Released In 2002 And Showcased A New Perspective On His Music And Sound. A Mixture Of Electronica And Electric Rock Sounds Siempre Es Hoy Is The Longest Running LP Timewise In His Solo Career. Containing Seventeen Tracks And Over One Hour And Ten Minutes Of Running Play Time The Album Was Widely Acclaimed. Reversiones Was Released A Year Later In 2003 And Complied Remixes From The Siempre Es Hoy Album By Various Artists From Mexico Argentina Germany Etc. Ahí Vamos 2006 Was Considered A Return To His More Classic Rock Style As It Contains Heavier Sounds And A Much Wider Guitar/drums Presence. Many Consider This Album -Along With Amor Amarillo His Finest Solo Efforts. Despite Stating Previously That The Grammy Awards Were Of Little Importance To Him He Attended The Latin Grammy Awards Ceremony On November 2 2006 Where He Was Awarded In The Best Rock Album And Best Rock Song Categories. In 2007 Cerati Toured For One Last Time With Soda Stereo For A Massive Reunion Tour That Took Them All Across Latin America And The United States. Cerati Produced Albums For Several Artists Most Notably "Sueños En Transito" For Nicole And "Mar" For Leo Garcia. He Was Major Sponsor And Collaborator In The Development And Acknowledgement Of Babasónicos. He Also Contributed On Several Albums For Other Relevant Argentinean And Latin American Artists Such As Fricción -Which He Co-Founded Caifanes From Mexico And Shakira From Colombia. On July 7 2007 He Performed With Her At Live Earth In Germany. He Also Joined Forces With Other Prominent Musicians As The Police's Guitarist Andy Summers For A Spanish Version Of "Bring On The Night" / "Tráeme La Noche" And With Roger Waters From Pink Floyd On A Yet Unreleased Song They Recorded In 2008. He Performed Live Alongside Other Prominent Argentinean Musicians Including Luis Alberto Spinetta Charly García Andrés Calamaro Mercedes Sosa And Many Others. Gustavo Cerati's Last Studio Album Fuerza Natural Won The Best Rock Album Award And Best Rock Song Award For Déjà Vu During The 2010 Latin Grammy Awards. It Also Received The Award For Best Packaging And Design At The Same Event. The Album's Lyrics And Rock Sound Which At Times Is Reminiscent Of The Beatles' Psychedelic Period Showcased A Very Hopeful Cerati With Mystical And Illuminated Lyrics That Spoke Of His Hopes For Both The Present And The Future. Paradoxically It Was During The Last Leg Of The Tour That Supported The Album That Cerati Suffered The Stroke That Put Him In A Coma. Cerati Leaves Behind His Mother Lilian Clarke His Daughter Lisa Cerati And Younger Son Benito Cerati Who Is Also A Musician And Has A Project Called Zero Kill. Cecilia Amenábar Cerati's Ex-Wife Is Their Mother. ---------------------------------------------------- Discography * Amor Amarillo 1993 * Bocanada 1999 * Bien 2001 * 11 Episodios Sinfónicos 2001 * Siempre Es Hoy 2002 * Reversiones 2003 * Ahí Vamos 2006 * Fuerza Natural 2009 As Cerati / Melero With Keyboardist Daniel Melero * Colores Santos 1992 Other Projects * Sólo Por Hoy Soundtrack 2000 * Canciones Elegidas 93-04 DVD Compilation 2004 Plan V * Plan V 1996 * Plan V/Black Dog 1998 Ocio * Medida Universal 1999 * Insular 2000 Roken * DJ / Electronica Touring Project With Leandro Fresco And Flavio Etcheto 1999-2001 .

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