|Occupation(s) :||Musician, Song-writer|
|Genres :||OPM, Pinoy Rock|
Sampaguita is a legendary Filipino rock singer who rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her real name is Tessy Alfonso, but she adopted the name “Sampaguita” because of her love for the flower. She is known for her unique and powerful voice, which has earned her the title “Queen of Philippine Rock.”
Sampaguita’s music career began in the 1970s when she started performing in various music bars and clubs in the Philippines. Her first album, “Mga Awit ni Sampaguita,” was released in 1977 and featured songs such as “Nosi Ba Lasi,” “Bonggahan,” and “Tao.” Her music was heavily influenced by rock and roll, and her style was a mix of Filipino and Western music.
In the early 1980s, Sampaguita gained international recognition when she performed in the United States and other countries. She released several more albums, including “Lagot Ka” and “A Bit of Heaven,” which showcased her versatility as an artist. Her songs were often political and addressed social issues, making her music even more impactful.
Despite her success, Sampaguita faced numerous challenges in her personal life. She struggled with drug addiction and was in and out of rehab several times. However, she never gave up on her music career and continued to perform until her retirement in the late 1990s.
Sampaguita is a legendary Filipino singer who has made a significant impact on the music industry in the Philippines and beyond. Her unique voice and style have earned her a special place in the hearts of her fans. Her legacy continues to inspire and influence aspiring musicians, making her a true icon of Philippine music.