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Héctor Lavoe

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Héctor Lavoe (born Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez, September 30, 1946 in Ponce, Puerto Rico - d. June 29, 1993 in New York City) was a Puerto Rican salsa singer.

He has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls featuring Salsa, as well as Jazz events like the Newport Jazz Festival. His recordings have also garnered him many awards and gold albums. His success is attributed to his musical expression of his unique jibaro salsa flavor and his love for Puerto Rico.

Early life:

Héctor was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico to Pachita and Luis Perez, and raised in the Machuelito barrio of the city. He was inspired early in life by his musically talented family. His grandfather Don Juan Martínez was a singer of controversial songs, which often went from vocal conflict to physical confrontations. His uncle was a well known tres player in Ponce. His mother Pachita was well known among her family and townspeople for her beautiful singing voice. His father Luis supported his wife and eight children by singing and playing guitar with trios and big bands. Héctor would also be influenced by Puerto Rican singers such as Jesus Sanchez Erazo -also known as “Chuíto el de Bayamón”- one of the island’s most successful folk singers, and Daniel Santos. Later in his life, would have the honor of recording songs with both artists.

Héctor attended the local Juan Morel Campos Public School of Music where the saxophone was the first instrument he learned to play. Among his classmates were Jose Febles and multi-instrumentalist Papo Lucca.

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  • Dack47

    Me voy montao' en un chu chu tren.

    8 Mar 1:00pm Reply
  • lilig182

    El cantante!

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • torochente

    solo eso Hector por siempre seras el cantante de los cantantes

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ROBERTOOSPINA

    QUE GRAN CANTANTE QUE ERA HECTOR LAVOE. NOS VIMOS EN BARRANQUILLA EN UN CONCIERTAZO REBUENO. http://ospinaroberto.wix.com/filmacionesrobertscom?ref=n

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Kari_JSabina

    Héctor Lavoe, cantanta de los cantantes! Su música vive! él nunca llegaba tarde, la gente llegaba muy temprano!

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • POYIM

    Uno de los mejores artístas de todos los tiempos...

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • migueok

    El más grande junto al joe !

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • JulissaVP

    Aguanile es una de mis canciones predilectas! :D ...Forever Hector Lavoe! :3

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sergioarincon

    amo la musica de Hector Lavoe .. uno de mis mayores artistas

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • elcaballo31

    SIN DUDA QUE FUE UN SONERO CON UN ESTILO SIN IGUAL Y UNA VOZ INCONFUNDIBLE LES RECOMIENDO ESCUCHAR LA CANCION DEL DISCO ASALTO NAVIDEÑO 2 CANTEMOS TREMEDA PIEZA PAL BAILADOR

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Gordoroth

    Feliz cumpleaños ETERNO!

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • alvarex3x

    El Jector es la ley!!!

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DelamanchaBand

    LO LE LO LAIIIIII * LO LE LO LAAAAAA

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • yubescar

    que grande fuiste y seras DIOS PERDONE TUS PECADOS Y DESCANSES EN PAZ

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Moro_93

    Fuiste y seras muy Grande Hector, el Cantante de los Cantantes!!

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • IvannaLaIguana

    "si no me quieren en vida, cuando muera no me lloren".

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • revolver0612

    Ahora mismo están dando una novela sobre la historia de un cantante de salsa llamado Joe Arroyo, solo lleva 3 capitulos, y ya he oido como 5 canciones de Hector Lavoe, esto demuestra que el es mas que influyente, es una leyenda y parte sinigual de la cultura latina

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • angelakard

    El Cantante

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • richardcede

    para mi es el primer poeta de la salsa, por que todo lo que cataba, lo viven las personas a diario

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • santiago-davila

    Escuchar a Don Héctor Lavoe me produce una sensación extraña entre: melancolía, descubrir cada día más el virtuosismo del género, pensar en lo cruda que es la vida, lo sublime de la música latina...tanta genialidad y desgracia en la vida de un mismo artista. Ídolo ABSOLUTO...moriste esperando que tu suerte cambiara, maestro...

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
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