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"SIEMPRE EN MI MENTE": A SHRINE ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.

The death of Juan Gabriel is but one of many painful losses music fans have suffered in 2016, but the passing of the Mexican-born, globally adored superstar is being keenly felt worldwide—as this shrine just down the street from our offices demonstrates. The Michoacán native, born Alberto Aguilera Valadez and known by his admirers as Juanga, left us on 8/28; the tribute on the Walk of Fame pictured here includes roses, candles, a flag, handwritten notes and even a concert T-shirt, among other offerings. One scribbled sign reads "Juan Gabriel: Siempre en Mi Mente": forever in my mind, citing the title of one of his best-known songs.

Juanga, who inked with RCA in 1971 and has sold 20m+ records, was preparing to celebrate 45 years in the business.

Apple Music subscribers can check out the Juan Gabriel Essentials playlist hereSpotify users can sample the playlist below. 

HITS LIST HITS THE HOME STRETCH
Won't be long now. (11/29a)
CHART FINAL: TASTIER THAN LEFTOVER GIBLETS
The Lipmans are thankful for their superstars. (11/28a)
THE LENNY BEER
PRE-HOLIDAY ALBUM
There's light at the end of the tunnel. (11/28a)
CHARLES KOPPELMAN, 1940-2022
An entrepreneur who knew everybody and had a good jump shot. (11/28a)
SONG REVENUE: TURKEY TROT
The rich get richer. (11/28a)
GRAMMY SEASON
Artists sound off on the prospect of being nominated
CATALOG ECONOMICS
They're changing the game... for some.
VOTING AGAINST FASCISM
You're helping with the runoff, right?
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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