Plata, Manitas de

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Plata, Manitas de Gender: M
Baliardo, Ricard
born on 7 August 1921 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Sete, France, 43n24, 3e41
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°15' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°05 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°29'


French musician, a guitarist known as the "King of Flamenco." Born Ricardo Baliardo, Plata was the son of Gustave "Chocolat" Baliardo and had one brother, Hippolyte, and one sister, Tali. He began his professional career in 1961 after being discovered by Lucien Clergue. He first recorded with two singers, José Reyes, and Manéro Baliardo, his son.

He sold a lot of albums through the world: 93 millions!

Plata’s six children were Manéro, Antonio, Tcha, Fernando, Christiane and Carmen. His grandson, Yanis, Antonio’s son, is a guitarist who plans to follow in Plata’s famous footsteps.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Career 1961 (Pro musician)

Source Notes

Daisy van de Vin quotes B.C. in Quintile No.26


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Son of Gustave Baliardo)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist)