She was the “True Lover” of Camilo Sesto and the “Impossible Love” of Julio Iglesias, José Luis Perales He sang on his birthday and He became an unlikely ally of Freddie Mercury. memories It was opened by Argentine Alejandra Capalbo after 40 years.
Known as “Sipi”, this smiling woman, who is dedicated today to the real estate business, It is a bottomless well of anecdotes from the years when his father, Alfredo Capalbo – who died in 2014 – was one of the most important artistic representatives of the South American country.
“Today’s actors say, ‘Your dad was everyone’s dad,'” he says. Recently, a fan of Camilo Sesto sent him pictures from a Spanish magazine from the late 1970s. – whom she had never seen before – was seen walking in Buenos Aires with the singer, who called her his “real girlfriend”.
“On this last trip, I discovered that Sippy had ceased to be the girl I knew to meet this lovely woman,” he said.
“It is likely that we will marry sooner than many people imagine,” he added, convinced that although many love had been “invented” for him, this was the “first time” he had fallen in love.
Today Alejandra, 61, with four children and five grandchildren, He relates this supposed love affair and confirms that laughter happened more with Julio Iglesias than with Camilo, who died in 2019.
“I was Julio’s impossible love,” Sibi confirms. Who also keeps a photo from an old notebook in which she is seen talking to him: “warm conversation,” refers to the photo’s caption.
“I adore him, I love him so much, I know many things about Julio and what makes me the most fun is his obsession with love for me. I married someone else, but Julio wanted to marry me,” he says today.
He compares him to Juan Manuel Serrat, with whom Caballbo also had a close relationship.
“They were completely different people. To me, Sirat was amazing to me, and Julio was divine too,” he adds.
“Juan Manuel never talked about being number one. Julio worked exclusively, and he managed to be number one in the United States. He said he wouldn’t stop until he was. He was going into a restaurant with Julio and from the door the “Uh, uh” started ( sings) so everyone turns around and sees he was there,” he says.
“Juan Manuel, quite the opposite. There he was loving a woman at a table and she was with her husband…and he wasn’t going to take her (take her) from her husband. Julio would go and take her and the women died too… eh beware and they went with him because they wanted to. The relationship between Iglesias and the actor fell apart in 1989 because, according to his daughter, Julio breached the contract.
One of Capalbo’s greatest accomplishments was making the Queen’s first visit to Argentina. Negotiations materialized in a trip to Los Angeles (USA), in which someone, by chance, offered to meet with a representative of the band.
The five concerts the British gave in Argentina in 1981 It is considered a landmark for being the first of this size in the country.
Those were times without cell phones and Alejandra had to travel to New York to buy special antennas because the group wanted to communicate from the stadium.
Another anecdote is the day the car in which the group was traveling ran out of gas on the highway. Or when her then-boyfriend Freddy saw her walking in Mar del Plata with another.
“That’s where the fight broke out. They went back to Buenos Aires after the show and the next day I had to take my friend, who doesn’t speak English, with a translator to the airport, because Freddy kicked him out. It was my job to see that he was sending the bags (s), to make sure than he did not stay in Argentina, “he recalls.
Members of the Queen came to meet General Roberto Viola, who was about to take over as the new president of the dictatorship (1976-1983).
When asked about the connection her father might have had with the regime, Alejandra said he “always had a ‘relationship’ with all the presidents” of the country, whether they were Democrats or not. At that time it was the dictatorship.
But there was also the dictatorship when he gave “yes”. And he lost his fortune because the army opposed it.”
Sippy’s “normal” life was surrounded by artists. Perales sang on her sixteenth birthday and Mexican Emanuel went to her home in Madrid and offered to reheat his pasta.
Then Dad said…”How are you going to tell him you’re going to give him leftover pasta from last night?” And I said dad what do I care? He laughs.
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