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Joe Arroyo
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Vocalist
    (November 1, 1955-July 26, 2011)
    Born in Cartegena, Colombia
    Birth name was Alvaro Jose Arroyo Gonzalez
    Salsa/tropical singer/songwriter
    Wrote over 100 songs
    Songs include 'La Noche,' 'Echao Pa'lante,' 'Tania' and 'La Rebelion (No La Pegue A La Negra)'
    Inspiration for the Colombian soap opera 'El Joe, La Leyenda'
    His first paid gig was as a singer in a brothel when he was 13.
    He abused drugs.
    The Colombian press reported him dead after he lapsed into a coma from a thyroid problem (1983).
    He died the same day that it was announced that he would receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Grammys.
    He had forty #1 hits in Colombia.
    He collaborated with Celia Cruz and Shakira.
    Unlike a lot of Latin music stars, after hitting it big, he did not move to Miami but stayed in his homeland.
    His daughter Tania died from a heart defect (1985).

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2017, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 67 Votes: 79.10% Annoying
 
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