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Israel 'Cachao' Lopez

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The Resume

    (September 14, 1918-March 22, 2008)
    Born in Havana, Cuba
    Died of kidney failure at 89

Why he might be annoying:

    As a child he provided music for silent movies.
    He became a compulsive gambler after relocating to Las Vegas.
    He was forced to play birthday parties, bar mitzvahs and hotel lounges when money ran short.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He invented the mambo, adding African rhythms to Cuban sounds.
    Many considered him one of the most important bassists in 20th century popular music.
    He had a star on the Walk of Fame.
    His work received renewed interest thanks to Andy Garcia.

Credit: Black Chic

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 57 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying