I don't know if it was a labor of love or a simple opportunity to pick up a spot of quick and easy cash, but in 1979 Piazzolla made the television commercial for a local whiskey called Royal Command that is our featured video today.
According to the Azzi/Collier book, Le Grand Tango, the video was made shortly after his fifty-eighth birthday. The book provides this translation of his message: "The world is moving away from its roots. People are moving away from their origins. Everyone is searching for something."
So far as I know it is the only commercial ever made starring Piazzolla although his music has been and is still being used in a variety of unlikely television commercials.
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