Francisco "Paco" Ibáñez is a Spanish singer and musician born in Valencia in 1934, before the Spanish Civil War. He went to France in 1952 during the Franco dictatorship in Spain and recorded his first album in 1964. During the events in France of May 1968, he performed in the Sorbonne and became known as a rebel artist. He never composed his own lyrics, but used famous poems, like those of Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti or Miguel Hernández. He also sang compositions from Georges Brassens ( La mala reputación ).