This day (July 11, 1943), in Caracas, Venezuela, is born Oscar D León, a Venezuelan salsa musician.
Wikipedia : This day (July 11, 1943), in Caracas, Venezuela, is born Oscar D’León, a Venezuelan salsa musician.
Oscar D’León : Oscar was a founder member of Venezuela’s top salsa band Dimensión Latina, a trombone-led outfit whose mus. dir. was trombonist/ arr./ composer/ coro (chorus) singer César Monge ‘Albóndiga’ (Meatball); also incl. vocalist Wladimir Lozano (b 2 Mar. ’50, Venezuela; sang with them ’74 to ’78, briefly led his own band La Constelación ’79 and recorded with La Crítica ’80, returned mid-’80s).
@allmusic : A top-ranked performer in his homeland, D’León has continued to solidify his following throughout the world. A joy for entertaining has been a constant thread throughout D’León’s career.
@last.fm : In Spanish, he is known as El Sonero del Mundo (“the Son Singer of the World”) or as El Sonero Mayor (“the Great Son Singer”). His most famous song is perhaps “Llorarás,” which he recorded in 1975 with his group La Dimensión Latina.