Lou Perez Biography

Latin bandleader, flutist, guitarist, composer, producer and arranger. Born in New York City of Cuban and Puerto Rican parentage. He was one of the first few bandleaders to emerge in the 1960s leading a "Charanga" whose sound had become the musical preference for New York dancers, replacing the Mambo and Cha-Cha-Cha with the Pachanga. Lou's composition "De Todo un Poco" was featured in the 1987 cult film classic "Dirty Dancing".

Lou died from injuries sustained in a car accident in New York City on May 27th, 2005. Seventy seven years old at the time of his death.

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