July 8, 1911, Madrid
December 23, 2001
Vicente Gómez (July 8, 1911 - December 23, 2001) was a guitarist and composer.
Gómez was born in Madrid where he leant his trade in a tavern in the red light district of Madrid that was owned by his father. He worked there until he was 25 when he visited Russia. He was involved in politics and opposed to General Franco. He visited Cuba and Mexico and he was discovered whilst making a raiso show in Mexico.
He worked in New York and toured South America. In 1943 he became a U.S. citizen and served in the American army. In the 1950s he composed for Hollywood films before he retired to compose and teach. One of Maestro Gomez' students was Ricky Nelson. Another was the wife of General Omar Bradley.