Mari Trini

Spanish singer (July 12, 1947, Murcia - Apr. 7, 2009, Murcia). Successful composer in Spanish-speaking countries, leading figure of Spanish music during the 'Transition', discovered by film director Nicholas Ray, who urges her to acculturate musically in London, lived for 5 years in France, becoming an author and interpreter of essential ballads in Spanish, but remembered for her acclaimed performances in French too, in particular the classic [i]Ne Me Quitte Pas[/i] by [a=Jacques Brel]. She sold 10 million records.