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El Camarón de la Isla (born December 5, 1950, San Fernando, Spain; died July 2, 1992, Badalona, Spain), stage name of flamenco singer José Monje Cruz but is sometimes also credited as José Monge Cruz.
His uncle José nicknamed him Camarón (Spanish for "Shrimp") because he was blonde haired and fair skinned. At the age of eight he began to sing at inns and bus stops with Rancapino to earn money. At sixteen he won first prize in the Festival del Cante Jondo in Mairena de Alcor.
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