Grammy Award-nominated Mexican singer and songwriter who released more than two and a half dozen albums in a career spanning more than four decades.
He studied music composition while in boarding school. While in prison for a robbery he didn't commit, he wrote songs and ended up meeting actress La Prieta Linda.
He appeared in the film Nobleza Ranchera and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He had four children with Laura Salas, though he and Salas never married.
He toured with Luis Miguel.