He lived some time in Camaguey and there, with seventeen years old, worked in the orchestra by Joaquin Mendivel and the Body Camacho. He founded the National Trio. He moved to Havana where he was employed as a singer sets the Key Youth Alfonsín Quintana, Luis Santi and Conjunto Casino. Its golden age began on May 23, 1956, with the Sonora Matancera, at the time directed by Rogelio Martinez. Plant was singer of the band in place of Bienvenido Granda and Laíto Sureda. The first song he recorded was the bolero-rhythmic "Burn me eyes," his first big hit, and then another as "Total", "Love Without Hope", "And do not deceive me more", "Coconut Besito." Fidel Castro in 1959 and ruled the island, when returning from a tour Celio, when he with the unpleasant surprise that he had confiscated all his property, and to be in despair, I travel to Mexico City with his wife Martha Torres Lazarus and his children Linda Elisa Celio.
hired by the record company Choral Society, and took up residence there. In 1962 he returned to Sonora Matancera and again signed for Seeco Records, staying until 1965. New achievements were added "I am the Son Cubano", "Come Party", "Nobility", "Night of Farra". He performed in radio, television, theater, nightclubs and recorded several LPs. He excelled in the bolero, but nearly all rhythms played.
Among his most memorable recordings is the bolero of Jose Dolores Quiñones "Gale aimlessly." He was known under the epithet of "The weakness of gold." In Mexico, published a book about his life and work. In 2003 he participated in a posthumous tribute to Celia Cruz. He died of respiratory failure. Before his death managed to record an album of boleros in honor of Jose Antonio Mendez. Read more on Last.fm.
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