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Chucho Avellanet "Pequeña"

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Published on Jul 22, 2011

Armando Hipólito Avellanet González (born 13 August 1941), nicknamed "Chucho" (from the Basque Txutxo) is a Puerto Rican singer and comedic actor. Avellanet is a native of Mayagüez (actually born in the same house that is now occupied by the local clubhouse of the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico in town).

Avellanet is of Spanish and Italian descent, his grandfather being an Italian immigrant by the name of Pietro Nuccio. Before becoming famous, he had been performing across Puerto Rico's western coast with various musical trios, particularly with the Trio Los Duendes group. He was regarded as having a powerful voice, but was too shy to occupy a solo spot in any of the groups he performed with. In fact, Avellanet claimed, he felt better suited to perform comedy, and he did comic sketches at a few high school functions. After he returned from a stint at the Army National Guard in North Carolina he was discovered by a Cuban television promoter, Gaspar Pumarejo, who immediately introduced him to the Puerto Rican television world. His career formally started during the week of 23--28 May 1961, when he was featured daily in Pumarejo's show. His first formal live performance was opening for Myrta Silva at a Puerto Rican music review regularly staged at the Tropicoro Room of El San Juan Hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico now the Wyndham El San Juan Hotel & Casino. He took voice lessons from Puerto Rican soprano Rina de Toledo.

All music or related performances remain the sole property of their respective copyright holders. No video clips are for sale, nor do they imply challenge to ownerships. They are intended strictly for entertainment and educational only

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