Hector Lavoe and Papo Luca went to high school together.
Roberto Roena was also a baseball player.
Fania Records was founded by Johnny Pacheco (a musician) and Jerry Masucci (a lawyer).
Frankie Ruiz was a fan of the orchestra "La Solucion" and knew all of the songs and lyrics. One day the lead singer didn't show up, and he stepped in - and the rest is history.
Ruben Blades has a Master's Law degree from Harvard University.
- Andy Montaez started out as a singer for the famous "El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico".
- The first salsa congress was held in Puerto Rico in 1997.
- Hector Lavoe's real name is Hector Juan Perez. However, because Hector admired Felipe Rodriguez, a famous singer of ballads who's nickname was "La Voz" (the voice), his current promoter gave Hector his stage last name of "Lavoe". Lavoe is a pronounciation derivative of the phrase "La Voz" that takes into account the Puerto Rican accent of pronouncing "La Voz" as "La Voh".
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