1977 – 1980 : Michael Mehl – Musical Director For Argentine Singer Leo Dan : Mexico & South America

Aside from other musical and photographic activities, in May of 1977 I began a multiyear stint as guitarist and musical director for Argentine singer and pop star Leo Dan. In the years between 1997 and 1980 we toured extensively throughout South America and Mexico, playing concerts at stadiums, nightclubs, civic centers, and many other urban and rural venues.

Sometimes we would travel with musical groups from Mexico, like Sac-Be or Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, which I would rehearse before a tour. Other times we would hire groups or musicians from other South American countries and I would rehearse them upon our arrival to the country we were touring.

Below is a photograph of Leo and I arriving at an airport in Colombia, in 1978.


Below is a photograph taken in May of 1977 –made into a souvenir card– of Leo and I arriving at the Cusco airport, in the Peruvian Highlands.


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