Wikipedia : This day (April 28, 1950), in South Bronx, New York, is born William Anthony Colón a.k.a Willie Colon, is a Nuyorican salsa musician.
Official Site : His achievements in all his activities are widely recognized. As musician, composer, arranger, singer, and trombonist, as well as producer and director, Colón still holds the all time record for sales, he has created 40 productions that have sold more than thirty million records worldwide.
@allmusic : Despite initial criticism, Colón’s album El Malo has become known as one of the first albums to feature the New York Sound that sparked a renewed interest in Latin music during the 1970s.
@last.fm : In addition to 11 Grammy nominations and one Grammy award, Colón has received a CHUBB fellowship from Yale University, the most prestigious award given by the Ivy League school.