Roberto Goyeneche (January 29, 1926 – August 27, 1994) was an Argentine tango singer who epitomized the archetype of 1950s Buenos Aires’ bohemian life, and became a living legend in the local music scene.
In 1944, at the age of 18, he joined Raúl Kaplún’s orchestra after winning a local contest and soon gave his live debut performance on Radio Belgrano. In 1952 Goyeneche teamed up with Horacio Salgán and with Aníbal Troilo in 1956, later becoming the first singer to record Ástor Piazzolla’s classic Balada Para Un Loco, after starting his solo career in 1963. During the 1980s, Goyeneche participated as special guest in the movies El Exilio de Gardel and Sur, both directed by Fernando Solanas.
He was known as El Polaco (“the Pole”) due to his blond hair. He is identified with the neighborhood of Saavedra, where he grew up.