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Héctor Lavoe

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Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez  (30 September 1946 – 29 June 1993), better known as Héctor Lavoe, was a Puerto Rican salsa singer. Lavoe is considered to be possibly the best and most important singer and interpreter in the history of salsa music because he helped to establish the popularity of this musical genre in the decades of 1960s, 1970s and  1980s. His personality, style and the qualities of his voice led him to a successful artistic career in the whole field of Latin music and salsa during the 1970s and 1980s. The cleanness and brightness of his voice, coupled with impeccable diction and the ability to sing long and fast phrases with total naturalness, made him one of the favorite singers of the Latin public.Lavoe was born and raised in the Machuelo Abajo barrio of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Early in his life, he attended Escuela Libre de Música de Ponce, known today as the Instituto de Música Juan Morel Campos and, inspired by Jesús Sánchez Erazo, developed an interest in music. He moved to New York City on 3 May 1963, at the age of sixteen. Shortly after his arrival, he worked as the singer in a sextet formed by Roberto García. During this period, he performed with several other groups, including Orquesta New York, Kako All-Stars, and Johnny Pacheco's band.
In 1967, Lavoe joined Willie Colón's band as its vocalist, recording several hit songs, including "El Malo" and "Canto a Borinquen." Lavoe moved on to become a soloist and formed his own band performing as lead vocalist. As a soloist, Lavoe recorded several hits including: "El cantante" composed by Rubén Blades, "Bandolera" composed by Colón, and "Periódico de ayer", composed by Tite Curet Alonso. During this period he was frequently featured as a guest singer with the Fania All Stars recording numerous tracks with the band.In 1979, Lavoe became deeply depressed and sought the help of a high priest of the Santería faith to treat his drug addiction. After a short rehabilitation, he relapsed following the deaths of his father, son, and mother-in-law. These events, along with being diagnosed with HIV, drove Lavoe to attempt suicide by jumping off a Condado hotel room balcony in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He survived the attempt and recorded an album before his health began failing. Lavoe died on 29 June 1993, from a complication of AIDS.
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Héctor Lavoe

Héctor Lavoe

Puerto Rican singer

  • Desc: Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez, better known as Héctor Lavoe, was a Puerto Rican salsa singer. Lavoe is considered to be possibly the best and most important singer and interpreter in the history of salsa music because he helped to establish the popularity of this musical genre in the decades of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
  • URL: http://www.hectorlavoe.com/
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Héctor Lavoe

Musical group

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Héctor Lavoe

Héctor Lavoe

Statue created in 2014

Homenaje A Héctor Lavoe

Song by Willie Colón

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Héctor Lavoe & Ismael Quintana Traditional (Acappella / Live)

Song by Fania All-Stars

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Fania All-Stars

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Hector Lavoe - Greatest Hits

Album by Héctor Lavoe

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Homenaje A Héctor Lavoe

Song by Willie Colón

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Héctor Lavoe

Album by Domingo Quiñones

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Héctor Lavoe

Album

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Anthology

Album by Héctor Lavoe

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Héctor Lavoe

Song

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Héctor Lavoe

Album

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Döll

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A Héctor Lavoe

Song

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Willie Colón

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Joeski

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Héctor Lavoe

Musical artist

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Fania All-Stars

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A Héctor Lavoe

Song by German Nogueira´s Cuban Stars

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Willie Colón

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by German Nogueira´s Cuban Stars

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Willie Colón

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Héctor Lavoe and Van Lester

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Héctor Lavoe

Album by Héctor Lavoe

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Feliz Navidad

Album by Daniel Santos, Héctor Lavoe, and Yomo Toro

Hector Lavoe Talking

Song by Héctor Lavoe and Van Lester

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Héctor Lavoe

Compilation album by Héctor Lavoe

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente

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Héctor Lavoe

Song by Fania All-Stars

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Tributo a Héctor Lavoe

Song by Fito Marsan

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Héctor Lavoe

Album

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