Lalo Rodriguez

Genres: Latin
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


Ubaldo Rodríguez, 16 May 1958, Puerto Rico. In 1970, 12-year-old Rodríguez joined the band Tempo Moderno and sang with them until 1974. He made his album debut at the age of 16 as lead singer on Eddie Palmieri’s Sun Of Latin Music (1974), the first Latin album to win a Grammy Award. It included his composition ‘Deseo Salvaje’. He also appeared on Palmieri’s Unfinished Masterpiece (1976), which won another Grammy. In 1976, he shared lead vocals on Tommy Olivencia’s Introducing Lalo Rodríguez & Simon Pérez. Lalo was special guest artist on Machito’s Grammy-nominated Fireworks (1977), on which he sang lead (on four tracks), chorus and provided three powerful but sensitive compositions. He sang his composition ‘Alianza De Generales’ on the Puerto Rico All Stars’ Los Profesionales (1977) and sang ‘Oyelo Que Te Conviene’ (‘Listen, It’s Convenient’ - which he originally...

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