Héctor Lavoe

It’s actually not as hubristic as it sounds: when everything is taken into account, and all is said and done, salsa singer Hector Lavoe really is the Puerto Rican equivalent of Elvis Presley. Both came from impoverished, rural backgrounds; both possessed vast vocal talents of unfathomable depth and breadth; both were preternaturally gifted showmen who could wrap a crowd around their pinky finger with only the slightest inflection or a mere, impeccably timed wink, nudge, or vaguely lewd pelvic thrust; both stepped from unlikely origins into the annals of pop-culture legend, transforming those around them and... Read More

City Of Origin:
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Genre:
World
Birthdate:
09/30/1946
Death date:
06/29/1993
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