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Guitarist Manitas de Plata has died at 93

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Guitarist Manitas de Plata has died at 93

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French flamenco guitar legend Manitas de Plata has died in the south of France at the age of 93.

The son of a horse trader, he was born Ricardo Baliardo in a gypsy caravan at Sète in the south of France in 1921.

As a child, he never learned to read and write, but mastered the guitar by the age of nine without ever reading a note of music.

He sold 93 million records and remains France’s biggest selling artist.