Gustavo Cerati is one of those artists whose music will always be timeless. As the late frontman of Latin rock band Soda Stereo, the Argentine singer continuously enchants us with his voice and unparalleled guitar skills, as heard in classics like “Luna Roja,” “Un Misil En Mi Placard,” and “En La Ciudad de la Furia.”
Cerati passed away on Sept. 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke and never waking up from a subsequent coma. His legacy, however, continues in many ways. In 2018, for example, Sony Music released Satélite Cerati, a collaborations compilation album that Cerati recorded with different artists, including Andy Summers, Luis Alberto Spinetta, and Mercedes Sosa.
In addition, the part reunion, part tribute, with special guests such as Juanes, Mon Laferte, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, the Gracias Totales 2020 tour was rescheduled with new U.S. dates in 2021 because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
On Aug. 11, 2020 — which would have marked his 61st birthday — Billboard has put together a playlist with some of his best songs as a solo artist.