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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 29, 2012

Dingdong Avanzado Celebrates His 25Th Anniversary With A Big Concert At Music Museum

DINGDONG AVANZADO is celebrating his 25th anniversary in showbiz. This starts with the launch of his new album, “Dingdong Avanzado: Download-The 25th Anniversary Songbook” and culminates with his concert “Dingdong Avanzado 3.25, Tatlong Beinte Singko” on Nov. 9 at the Music Museum..

Dingdong’s first hit as a singer-songwriter was “Maghihintay Sa’Yo” 25 years ago. His “Paalam Na” won the Awit Award for best ballad and 1995 song of the year. His other hits are “Much Longer” and “Wish I Could”. His new album has 16 songs and he collaborates with various artists: with Sharon Cuneta in a duet of “Maghihintay Sa’Yo”, Rachel Alejandro in “Paalam Na”, Juris in “Much Longer”, Gloc 9 in “Limutin Ka” and Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and Noel Cabangon in the title cut, “Download”.

Dingdong was only 18 when he zoomed to fame in 1987 with hits like “Tatlong Bente Singko” and “Basta Kasama Kita”. He’s now 43 but still looks boyish. “I got fat while we were in the States. Overweight ako ng 20 lbs. so I had to lose it when I got back. I also now have a regular band, the D.A. Band who performs with me.”

He was once a QC councilor. Will he go back to politics? “Not in the near future. It can be stressful. I want to focus muna on music as there’s so much music left in me.”-

His special guests in his concert are Rachel Alejandro, Jessa Zaragoza, Gloc-9 and Ogie Alcasid plus daughter Jayda. Dingdong’s concert is presented by Viva Concerts and St. Paul College Pasig Batch 1988. For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999, Music Museum at 721-6726 and Viva Concerts at 697-6236.