Marlene was the best female singer that came out of Venezuela. I remember listening to this song for the first time and being hypnotized by her voice. But she never recorded another album again. Story goes her husband saw the real underbelly of the music business (smart guy, he never left her side) and gave her an ultimatum: Music or her Family. She chose family and that is what the rumor/legend says it happened.
According to Wikipedia, she is living in Miami. I have not heard a siren call, so I am reckoning she is not living close to me. Thirty years later, I still get chills listening to her.