Don Oscar: the quartet of the bow tie
As a sad but accurate coincidence, on June 4th, Quartet Day, he took one of the most beloved and emblematic musicians of this genre: Don Oscar, the author and creator of Las Chichis y las Peponas, a historic group of the characteristic quartet. Oscar was from Santa Fe, but at the age of 20 he settled in Córdoba and adopted everything that the province had to offer. There he found his passion and vocation: he gave himself body and soul to the quartet. With a voice that gave him an indisputable stamp, he was a very important figure in popular music and was also the one who imposed his unmistakable costume look on the quartet. Oscar Horacio Lavalle - such was his full name - chose a more than symbolic day to leave us. This last June 4, while everyone in Córdoba was celebrating Quartet Day, the mythical singer died in Alta Córdoba at the age of 85. The referents of the genre -the present and the usual ones- dismissed him with emotion and sadness. Don Oscar is gone, but behind him is his legacy. He left here countless dances, unforgettable performances and the joy that his music brought and will continue to bring to every corner of the country.