Rodrigo Alejandro Buenohe was born May 24, 1973 in the city of Córdoba, as the eldest son of the marriage between Eduardo Alberto Bueno, a music producer, and Beatriz Olave, a composer and worker in a publishing company. Years later, Flavio and Ulises would arrive, who followed in his footsteps on stage.
At barely two years old, Rodrigo made his first public appearance in the program “Fiesta de cuarteto”, together with the family friend, a certain Juan Carlos “La Mona” Jimenez. At 5, she recorded an album of children’s songs, entitled “Disco Baby”. She later began to collaborate with the band Chébere. Already at 12 she had left school to try herself in the Manto Negro band. All at high speed.
The definitive footprint in the quartet
Rodrigo decided to stay exclusively in the quartet, the quintessential Cordovan genre, and signed a controversial contract with Magenta Discs, the company with which he worked until the day of his death, publishing most of his albums under that label. The company gave him just one percent for the sale of his records.
Outside of this kind of commercial “exploitation”, the career of the Cordovan skyrocketed. His first release, “The best of Love”instantly became a hit on the radio throughout the country, especially in the Province and in the City of Buenos Aires.
From there, he achieved national fame and was placed on TV screens at the same level as other cult artists who walked through the living room of Susana Gimenez or the table of Mirtha Legrand. Due to her success and popularity, she won her first award, the ACE Award for Best Musical Artist. The next one was “La leyenda continua”, which became a gold record certified by CAPIF, and continued with “Quarteting”.
Rodrigo Bueno: success, concerts and records
In 1999, Rodrigo released “A 2000”, an album that was certified quadruple platinum and became the theme of a tour that began at the Teatro Astral and ended the following year at thel Luna Park, stadium where he offered thirteen (13) consecutive sold-out concerts. Awesome.
In the summer season of 2000, Rodrigo toured 49 concerts with which he visited a large part of the Argentine coast. In Mar del Plata, she came to play for almost 100,000 people in front of the city’s tourist promenade. In April of that year, she also filled the Luna Park indoor stadium thirteen times, which became a record for the venue. At the beginning of June he traveled to Cuba, where he met Diego Maradona, to whom he dedicated the song “La mano de Dios”.
The stress that led to addictions
With a schedule that included at the time, a whopping 25 to 30 shows per week, the singer began to overwork. His tours became too demanding, which began to hurt his live performance.
The stress caused by his busy schedule caused Rodrigo to start drinking beer excessively.. Besides, began having disputes with Magenta Records. On April 10, 2000 he announced his retirement as a way to protest the leonine contract. Although without disappointing his fans across the continent, he announced that he would end his scheduled concerts, including a concert tour in Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico and the city of Miami in the United States.
His last live performance was set for December 25, 2000 and was going to take place in nothing more and nothing less than the River stadium. Such was its convening power that the Monumental was expected to be full for the last Christmas of the millennium.
Rodrigo’s death, a before and after in the history of music
On June 23, 2000, he went to the recording of the television program The Bible and the heater presented by George Ginzburg, on Channel 13. When the show ended, at 10:30 p.m., the singer went to dinner with his representative, his musicians, his little son Ramiro and his mother in El Corralón. At the venue he met fernando olmedoson of the late comedian Alberto Olmedo, whom he invited to his recital at the Escándalo nightclub in La Plata. The recital in Escándalo was recorded by the television program Lightningpresented by Nacho Goano, who had also participated in the recording of the program La Biblia y el calefón.
Rodrigo offered a two and a half hour performance in front of two thousand people. When the concert ended, Olmedo asked him to stay in the club to rest, but Rodrigo refused and decided to drive.
They then undertook the trip in the early morning of June 24, 2000, traveling with his ex-wife Patricia Pacheco, his son Ramiro, fernando olmedothe musician Jorge Moreno and the radio host Alberto Pereyra.
During the journey, his path was blocked by another driver, so Rodrigo tried to chase the vehicle to overtake it again. In the process, he lost control of his truck, crashing into a barrier and flipping the vehicle over. In that, Rodrigo’s body was ejected from the vehicle for not wearing a seat belt, which caused his death. Besides the singer, Fernando Olmedo also lost his life. The other companions survived.
Hypothesis about a death that does not close
Still today doubts persist about that fateful night and subsequent investigation, including many maintain the suspicion that the Cordovan idol was deliberately murdered. His truck came across that of Alfredo Pesquera, “an obscure character related to all kinds of scams that has never been investigated in depth,” according to what was said at the time.
From there, several unknowns arose about the accident and hypotheses were woven about what had caused it.
Mentioned the issue of drugs as the first big question, since it was known that Rodrigo used drugs for at least six years before he died. About that night, it is still not known what contained the bag that his manager, Jose Luis GozaloHe withdrew from his truck. It also alludes to whether or not there was a relationship between the accident and the shots fired and a tear gas bomb that was thrown that same night at the nightclub where Rodrigo performed prior to his death.
At the same time, he questions the incessant threatening calls that the cuartetero and his manager received that same day and the previous ones. He even wonders why the statements of two employees of the Escandalo bowling alley, who claimed to have seen Alfredo Pesquera that same night at the dance venue.
In this regard, it was speculated thatThe Kirovsky brothers wanted to “punish” the Colt for avoiding the record contract with them, since Rodrigo had decided, days before he died, to break ties with Magenta because he felt that they were exploiting him by paying him only 1% of 85% of the sales he made through his records.
I am an author and journalist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. I currently work as a news editor at a major news website, and my focus is on covering the latest trends in entertainment. I also write occasional pieces for other outlets, and have authored two books about the entertainment industry.