Silvestre and the Mariachi Vargas made dozens of recordings and starred in many films through the 1960s. He died in 1985, and his grave site became a popular place of pilgrimage on the date of his death. In 1997, a museum dedicated to Silvestre was established in Jalisco. Son to Gaspar Vargas and Marcela Vázquez. Like most children from this age he studied only up to the 3th grade of primary school, but from than on showed interest in music and with 13 began to play the violin interpretations of "La Joaquinita", "El Limoncito", "La Adelita", "Honor y Gloria" and "El Diablito".
This love of music came from his father after he had founded the Mariachi Vargas, included Don Gaspar (director & guitarist), Manuel Mendoza (harp), Lino Quintero y Refugio Hernández (Violin). Played together for the first time on 15th September 1898 to celebrate the anniversary of the Mexican independence. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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