Gerardo wrote to me sharing the sad news about Jorge Guerra…
The Pin Pon song was created in 1965 by Jorge Guerra a Chilean actor that also created the character of a boy doll.
Jorge Guerra died yesterday February 6 at the age of 66 years.
He was recognized for his contribution to the childrens culture, and Pin Pon is part of the history of the Chilean TV.
Pin Pon is sung by children throughout the Spanish speaking world.
Guerra worked in children’s programs on Chilean TV in the 1960’s and 70’s. He went into exile after the military coup in Chile in 1973. He returned to Chile after democracy was restored in 1990.
Here you can see Jorge Guerra performing in one of his old shows…
RIP Jorgue Guerra.
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