(November 1, 1955-July 26, 2011)
Born in Cartegena, Colombia
Birth name was Alvaro Jose Arroyo Gonzalez
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'
Why he might be annoying
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.
Why he might not be annoying
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
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For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 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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