Vargas began his musical career as an operatic tenor. He sang in 1917 in a school choir and began to study medicine before he completed a vocal training at the Mexican National Conservatory. In 1928 he debuted as Turidu in the opera Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and subsequently took a concert tour of the United States.
He soon switched to Latin-American music, which he made known in Europe, Asia, and especially in the U.S.. He appeared in front of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman and was in the 1950s the star at the sold out one million U.S. dollars Theater in Los Angeles. Were known songs such as Flor de Lis, Solamente Una Vez, Mi Vida, Pink, Maria Bonita, Granada, Mujer, Portenita Mia, Me Fui, Tu Me Haces Falta and Piel Canela.
Vargas was one of the best interpreters of the songs of Agustín Lara. He appeared with Sammy Davis Jr. and was a friend of Frank Sinatra and Julio Iglesias, with whom he recorded one of his latest albums. His albums for half a century long appeared on RCA Records. In addition, Vargas went from 1937 to eighty in Mexican films and directed for ten years the television program The Studio of Don Pedro Vargas.
- Los Angeles Times, November 1, 1989 - Pedro Vargas; Legendary Mexican Singer ( Obituary )
- Allmusic - Pedro Vargas
- Pedro Vargas at the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Carrier of Maiordens
- Born in 1904
- Died in 1989