Johnny Ventura

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Birthday
8, 1940
Birthplace
Dominican Republic
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Dominican Republic

About

Singer and bandleader best known as the leader of the salsa and merengue orchestra known as The Combo Show. Some of his best known albums include 1963's Cuidado Con el Cuabero and 1971's Ah..! Yo No Se...No.

Before Fame

He won a singing contest broadcast by La Voz de la Alegria at age sixteen.

Trivia

He was the mayor of his home city of Santo Domingo from 1998 to 2002.

Family Life

He married Nelly Josefina Flores de Ventura, with whom he has three children. He has four children from other relationships.

Associated With

He and Gilberto Santa Rosa are both famous bandleaders of salsa music.