Latin pop singer and head of the Grammy-winning music group La Mafia. The band had released more than three dozen albums since they formed in 1980, earning a Grammy for the albums Un Millón de Rosas and En Tus Manos.
He and multi-instrumentalist Armando Lichtenberger Jr. founded La Mafia in Houston, Texas in 1980.
In addition to La Mafia's two Grammys, they also earned two Latin Grammys for Para El Pueblo and Nuevamente.
After the death of his ex-wife and mother of his sons, Delia Guebara Owens, he dedicated the song "Si Quiere Dios" to his former love and good friend. His brother, Leonardo, was previously a guitarist for La Mafia.
Both he and AJ Castillo are prolific Tejano singers.