| VETERAN crooner Julio Iglesias delighted more than 8,000 of his fans tonight (Friday) in Lucena (Córdoba) with a repertoire that included his first-ever hit and various tributes to his parents.
A romantic and slow-paced selection of his greatest classics captivated his dedicated followers, some of whom remember his début at Benidorm Song Festival in 1968 with La vida sigue igual ('live goes on the same way').
Now 67 – with a six-year-old brother, born to his dad of 84 back in 2005 – Iglesias made plenty of wry comments about his age, but showed himself to be as energetic and full of life as ever before.
Tributes to his mixed Galician and andaluz heritage included Un canto a Galicia, and romantic numbers included Manuela, Natalie, and the thoughtful and introspective Me olvidé de vivir ('I forgot to live').
Julio Iglesias is due to play in Gandia (Valencia) on Sunday night and will be followed on Tuesday night by iconic Welshman Tom Jones.