This was the 18 months that Juan Gabriel spent in jail

Still from the bioseries “Until I met you” showing Juan Gabriel during his stay in jail.


The time that john gabriel spent in prison has been the inspiration not only for his bioseries “Until I met you”, but also for the popular 1982 film “It’s my life”, starring the singer and which was a great success for the big screen that year.

Alberto Aguilera Valadez or Juan Gabriel, born on January 7, 1950, arrived in Mexico City at the end of the 1960s to look for an opportunity in the world of music; however, not everything was so easy and he had to face various penalties.

The singer spent one of the darkest episodes of his life after he remained imprisoned for 18 months in the “Palacio Negro” of Lecumberri, an episode that, although painful, was also intensely active for the “Divo de Juárez”. Why was he imprisoned and what did Juan Gabriel do while he was in prison? Find out.


In 1970, Juan Gabriel was falsely accused of robberyfor which he was imprisoned and spent 18 months in the Lecumberri prison, the famous “Palacio Negro”, where in addition to living with the prisoners while awaiting a sentence, he wrote letters to his mother that were never answered.

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Fortunately, this period also benefited to John Gabriel, who during his imprisonment did not abandon his artistic vocation and He wrote some successful songs like “I’ve been left alone”, “I don’t have money” and “Tres claveles y un rosal”, Unforgettable hits that continue to be heard!

After 18 months, Juan Gabriel achieved get out of jail thanks to the fact that the singer and actress Enriqueta Jiménez, “La Prieta Linda”, paid her bail.

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This exciting story has a small stone: The name of Juan Gabriel does not appear in the records of prisoners at that time; however, many point out that a name error could have caused this.

In the prison files it is recorded that a man named Jaime Alberto Aguilera was imprisoned in 1967, accused of robberya coincidence that may have involved the “Divo de Juárez”, will it be?