Miguel Rios – Himno a la alegria.

Ríos was born in La Cartuja, a neighborhood of Granada. The youngest of seven children, he went to work in a local bar at the age of fifteen after little formal education. His interest in rock and roll led him to participate in a song contest at Cenicienta 60 radio station, in which he and his friends won a prize for singing the Paul Anka song “You Are My Destiny”. With his mother’s permission (his father died a few months earlier), he moved to Madrid in 1961 at the age of sixteen, where he recorded his first four songs. In popular circles he became known as Mike Ríos, the King of Twist. As Mike Ríos he obtained some television popularity during the first half of the 1960s. In 1964 he resumed using his real name which cost him the support of his group, Los Relámpagos (the Lightning). He made his first incursion into cinema with a movie titled Dos chicas locas, locas (Two Crazy Girls). An introspective search for his true identity resulted in some rocky times. In 1967 he recorded Vuelvo a Granada, El río, Contra el cristal, El cartel, y Mira hacia ti. It was in 1970 that he came to be known as a superstar in Spain. His song “Himno de la alegría” (Hymn of Joy) was an extract of the last movement of the ninth symphony of Beethoven and appeared at the height of what was known as symphonic rock. It was released in the United States as “A Song of Joy” in May 1970 on the A&M Records label, where combined sales in the US and Canada reached the one million mark in July.[1] It was


  1. hediaz15 says:

    Buenos dias mundo, que hermosa interpretacion de miguel rios, de la mano del maestro oswaldo de los rios,gracias por este mensaje que si lo aplicaramos cada dia, seriamos todos hermanos sin fronteras ni color de piel,Dios bendiga a todos de corazon puro en el mundo.

  2. queernoise says:

    It’s the same music with different words.
    I used to have the English language version.

  3. StumptownBoy says:

    Sounds like “Ode to Joy” 😉

  4. esagorgeous23 says:

    me encanta esta cancion esta si es musica.

  5. MIGUELROBLES1978 says:



  6. MsBeaStar11 says:

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