Today, September 30th marks what would have been the 67th birthday of the famous salsa singer and influencer, Hector Lavoe. If you are new to salsa, you will soon learn about this amazing singer and performer. You may have performed or danced to many of his songs when he was with Fania Records back in the golden age of salsa.
Years ago, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez made a movie about the life of Hector Lavoe. While, hollywood never likes aim for accuracy, it is a great movie to at least get a glimpse of how influential this singer was in the style of many of the musicians that came after him.
There are so many great songs, videos and memories of his discography - let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below..
Here is the famous concerts given by the Fania All Stars, at the height of their popularity, with the song 'Mi Gente' sanged in Africa in 1974.
The following video is my favorite salsa song of all time, and one of his last performances of 'Alejate de Mi'.