The most unknown facet of Miguel Ríos: his first spouse, his singer daughter and his present accomplice

The singer talks with Risto Mejide (‘Traveling with Chester’) about his six many years of rock profession and return along with his tour in August. What is your private and household life like? His daughter Lúa, the results of his relationship with the Englishwoman Margaret Watty, has adopted in his footsteps in music

Miguel Ríos (78 years previous) sits down this Tuesday with Risto Mejide at Viajando con Chester to speak about his six many years {of professional} profession and display that “Old rockers by no means die”, the favored saying that was born with the title of the legendary album with which who grew to become a rock and roll legend within the late ’70s.

Ten years earlier, the singer from Granada had already recorded what can be the best success of his whole profession, the Hymn to Joy, an adaptation of the fourth motion of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, with which he bought 7 million data.

In the speak with Risto Mejide in Cuatro, Miguel Ríos additionally talks concerning the ups and downs of his profession and explains why on the age of 78 and after retiring a number of instances from music, he now returns with the tour that can start in August all through Spain to have a good time the fortieth anniversary of his album Rock & Ríos (recorded stay in 1982), which marked the historical past of music in Spain.

Miguel Ríos, visitor of ‘Traveling with Chester’

“For a very long time, singing was the excuse. Now it’s the basis of life. One of the explanation why I stand up day-after-day is as a result of I need to proceed singing, ”she confesses. That notoriety even led him to current applications on tv, akin to ¡Qué noche la de aquella año! (TVE), the place he analyzed the historical past of rock music in Spanish.

The writer of hits akin to Bienvenidos, Santa Lucía or El rock de la cárcel, all the time very airtight along with his personal life, additionally shares with viewers anecdotes and unknown facets of his private life, such because the essential place that his daughter Lúa occupies, who devoted the track Lúa, Lúa, Lúa.

Margaret Watty, his first spouse and mom of his daughter

Lúa is the one daughter of Miguel Ríos, the results of the twenty-year relationship that the singer had with Margaret Watty, an Englishwoman whom he met in 1971, in Ibiza. She is an nameless girl who’s now devoted to trend design and translation, based on her daughter in an interview for La Verdad.

Lúa, the one daughter of Miguel Ríos, additionally a singer

Lúa, Lúa, Lúa (1980) is the track that Miguel Ríos devoted to his daughter when she was solely 2 years previous, and wherein he already instilled in her a ardour for rock. “When you develop up one thing fills your head with rock, it is going to be like a sport to get to know one another higher”, “Lúa is dynamite, Lúa is the one who whistles, Lúa is the one who dances rock”, the lyrics stated:

Lúa Ríos (44 years previous) adopted in his footsteps and has developed a profession as a pop and indie rock music singer, creating her personal band (We Are Balboa), and now with Carlos del Amo in Gold Lake (whose members stay between Spain and the United States Joined). She sings and he performs the guitar. She beforehand went by the punk-indie group Searchin Detroit.

Although she is “extraordinarily proud” to be the daughter of Miguel Ríos, it bothers her that they all the time confer with her relationship after they discuss her. “Once, occurring a tour of the cities, on the poster they introduced us because the group of the daughter of Miguel Ríos, it did not even put the identify of the band, when as well as, musically we now have nothing to do with it,” he complained within the aforementioned interview.

The singer devoted his memoir, Things I Always Wanted to Tell You (Planeta, 2015), to his daughter, however he hardly ever talks about her out of respect and to guard her. “If I do not speak a lot about Lúa within the e book, it is as a result of she occupies such a significant area in my life, so gigantic, that it is laborious for me to speak about her, I’d like her to put in writing it herself,” he stated in statements to El Periódico. , the place he defines her daughter as “one of many biggest items that life has given me. With her I’ve realized that there’s a type of love with out circumstances.”

At the live performance held in 2021 on the WiZink Center in Madrid, on the event of the fortieth anniversary of Rock & Ríos, the daughter of Miguel Ríos didn’t hesitate to take the stage to sing the basic Bienvenidos together with her father:

“Feeling her presence on stage makes me very touched. We already sang at Bye Bye Ríos and I requested her as a result of there have been no different alternatives. After 40 years, this time it occurred to me to feminize and say “welcome”, so she he made me the third voice” together with Javier Bardem, he defined to the Público newspaper, the place he stated he felt “a part of the patriarchy, I grew up in a household with 5 daughters they usually did not let me transfer a plate”

She assures that she “likes how Lúa sings very a lot, she has a really private voice and is able to harmonizing, one thing that I’ve by no means been capable of do. It comes out naturally to her. Normally she sings in English as a result of her mom is English, however I I prefer it higher in Spanish as a result of I haven’t got to translate [Risas]”.

Lúa is the proprietor along with Carlos del Amo of a cocktail bar in Malasaña, Madklyn, an acronym for Madrid and Brooklyn, the place rockers and ‘millennials’ come collectively.

Miguel Ríos’s daughter has inherited her mom’s devotion to sweets and has launched her personal chocolate store, referred to as Bombón, which additionally serves vegan coffees and ice lotions.

Lúa and Carlos del Amo, in Bombó

Lúa can also be linked to her father on the enterprise stage, since she is the only administrator of considered one of Miguel Ríos’ corporations, Promúsica SL (auxiliary actions for the performing arts).

His present accomplice, Regina, youthful than him

Miguel Ríos’ present accomplice, or “companion”, as he calls her, is a lady named Regina, to whom he additionally dedicates his memoirs alongside along with his daughter. He spoke of her on tiptoe in El Hormiguero, the place she stated that she is youthful than him and that’s the reason she was calmer within the confinement of the pandemic, whereas he was afraid to get out of it.

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The ladies within the lifetime of Miguel Ríos

Miguel Ríos, who assures that he has all the time been “linked, not linked”, does communicate in his e book of the lengthy listing of girls, with out giving names, who’ve gone by his life as a rocker. Among them, the neighbor with whom he fell in love on the age of 14 –the age at which he misplaced his virginity-, an older lover from Barcelona, ​​a minister, a light-eyed actress or an assistant director who ended up being very influential.

Miguel Rios (1981) Gianni Ferrari

In different interviews, she additionally acknowledged having had well-known unrequited amorous affairs, akin to that of Rocío Dúrcal, with whom she didn’t dare to take the step as a result of she felt “like a catetillo”, one thing the 2 artists talked about years later, and she or he He admitted that he all the time knew he preferred her.

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From Shakira’s track: “It appears horrible to me, shit”

Miguel Ríos is reluctant to speak overtly about his love life, and he does not prefer it when different skilled colleagues accomplish that both. That is why he was lately very essential of Shakira’s “revenge” songs. “It appears to me essentially the most depressing a part of cultural communication, that it serves as revenge for some explicit factor. What the hell do I care if Shakira and Piqué get alongside or not? The track looks like shit to me, it is horrible, ”he stated in an interview with Europa Press.

On the opposite, he praised songs by different artists akin to “el Motomami de Rosalía”. He considers it “an album to check, with brutal issues, fantastic discoveries” and “the woman sings that you simply’re dying.”