"Halfway around the world and far removed from the plight of pasty white Morrissey fans in Manchester stood Juan Gabriel and Chavela Vargas. These late Latin performers of traditional Mexican ranchera music are national treasures in their own right. What’s incredible to those who’ve never heard of either is the undeniable archetype they form when teasing and tangling with the same tales told by Morrissey. Lost love, silence on sexual identity, toying with gender roles, social alienation, searching for acceptance and having a few too many drinks were just some of the shared lyrical fodder."
How Juan Gabriel and Chavela Vargas Set the Stage for Morrissey’s Most Fervent Fans — Lethal Amounts
Morrissey’s Latin American listeners are often considered his most fervent fans. However, Mozzer’s brand of lonely longing wasn’t the first to grace their ears. The glamorous Juan Gabriel and gender-defying Chavela Vargas arguably set the stage for Morrissey’s rampant, and frankly unexpected, succes
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