Hugo Montenegro

The Quad Father
Birth Name:
Hugo Mario Montenegro
Birth Date:
September 2, 1925
Birth Place:
New York City, New York
Death Date:
February 6, 1981
Place of Death:
Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Welwood Murray Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Hugo Montenegro was an American orchestra leader and composer of film soundtracks. His best-known work is derived from interpretations of the music from Spaghetti Westerns, especially his cover version of Ennio Morricone's main theme from the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He composed the musical score for the 1969 Western Charro!, which starred Elvis Presley. Montenegro's electronic works were decisive and influential for the future generations of electronic musicians, giving a retro/futuristic edge by the use of the Moog synthesizer, and helped to push its popularity. His version of the main theme from Hang 'em High reached #59 in Canada. In 1968, his hit "Aces High" placed at #11 on the Billboard Year-End Chart of the Top Hits of 1968.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Welwood Murray Cemetery

471 W. Chino Drive

Palm Springs, California, 92262


North America


Welwood Murray Cemetery in Palm Springs, CA.

Grave Location:

Section 11, Space G

Grave Location Description

Enter the cemetery through the back gate (closest to the mountains). Walk to the sixth row, look for John Grove and turn right and Hugo is down the row eight graves (about 20 feet from one of the large palm trees).

Grave Location GPS

33.8305052486, -116.553036586



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