Mexican singer, songwriter and actor. He was the main exponent of the Nueva Trova in Mexico in the 1960s and 1970s. He studied theatre at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has produced and acted in several plays, movies and telenovelas in Mexico. He has achieved international fame performing his music. Songs such as Por Ti and Macondo became standard in most of Latin America, but he also recorded many Mexican folk songs. He is also noted for his strong social commitment and the left wing ideas expressed in his lyrics. His impressive discography spans four decades.