Johnny Pacheco

Johnny Pacheco and Larry Harlow

In 1964, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Johnny Pacheco and his friend Jerry Masucci started a tiny record label called Fania. The company grew to become the powerhouse of Latin music known as the Motown of salsa. "Salsa" music grew out of the 1960s Latin soul and boogaloo movement. Fania became a...
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AARP The Magazine Celebrates Latin-American Icons In Special October/November Issue Featuring Salma Hayek, Carlos Santana, Johnny Pacheco And More

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) highlights numerous influential Latin-American icons, including cover star Salma Hayek who shares a rare look into her life as a professional Latin-American woman in Hollywood. And in an exciting exclusive, AARP commissioned ten of the world's most prominent Latino artists to create portraits of legendary Latino actors, artists, leaders, athletes, musicians and activists who have made a lasting global impact. To tell their unique stories, AARP turned to current luminaries such as Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, Carolyne Roehm, and Bobby Valentin.

Johnny Pacheco

Johnny Pacheco 86, of Kearny, AZ, born Jan. 27, 1935, in Dos Cabezas, AZ, passed away on Aug. 31, 2021, in Mesa AZ. Johnny worked for Kennecott Copper Company and ASARCO as a cost accountant for over 30 years. He also served his country in the United States Air Force, stationed in Homestead, FL and serving a tour in Okinawa, Japan.

Father of salsa music Johnny Pacheco dies age 85

Johnny Pacheco, the Dominican-born musician considered one of the fathers of salsa, died Monday at the age of 85 in New Jersey, his family said. A musician, composer and producer, Pacheco founded the Fania Records label, as well as the historic Fania All Stars band, which included salsa icons Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon. "With great pain in my soul and an emptiness in my heart I inform you that maestro Johnny Pacheco passed away this afternoon with great peace," his wife, Cuqui Pacheco, said in a statement published on the musician's official Facebook page. "A thousand thanks for all your prayers and all the love you always gave him."

Johnny Pacheco, co-founder of Fania Records, dead at 85

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Johnny Pacheco, who co-founded Latin music label Fania Records with Jerry Masucci, has died at the age of 85. Pacheco's wife Maria Elena Pacheco, known as Cuqui, confirmed his death to the New York Times. Alex Masucci, the brother of Jerry Masucci, confirmed Pacheco's death to...

Johnny Pacheco, Storied Salsa Bandleader and Fania Records Co-Founder, Dead at 85

Johnny Pacheco, the Dominican-born musician and label founder who helped popularize salsa around the world, died Monday, February 15th, The New York Times reports. He was 85. Pacheco’s wife, Maria Elena “Cuqui” Pacheco, confirmed his death on Facebook. In another post dated February 13th, the Pacheco family said the musician had been hospitalized with pneumonia.