Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971.

Biography


Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. He signed Sony in 1990.

It continued after he left Menudo, when he moved to Mexico and participated in soap operas like Alcanzar Una Estrella II and in the music group Munecos De Papel. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. It was in Mexico where he met Rebecca de Alba, a Mexican model turned TV presenter whom he has ad an on-and-off relationship for several years.

Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". He sang "The Cup Of Life" during a World Cup transmission that gave him worldwide exposure, but it was "Livin' La Vida Loca" that propelled him to the minds of all teenaged girls around the world and into the covers of Tiger Beat and all other major teen magazines world wide.

One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs.

Ricky was chosen, along with Félix Trinidad in 1999, to lead Puerto Rico's worldwide tourism campaign, both exemplifying Puerto Rico's youthfulness, enthusiasm and never give up character.

Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India.

In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways.

In February of 2004, Martin received a lifetime achievement award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami.

Discography

  • Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003)
  • Ricky Martin (1991 version)
  • Me Amarás (1993)
  • A Medio Vivir (1995)
  • Vuelve (1997)
  • Ricky Martin (1999 version)
  • Sound Loaded (2000)
  • La Historia (2001)
  • Almas del Silencio (2003)

Also see

  • List of famous Puerto Ricans

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In February of 2004, Martin received a lifetime achievement award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami. The Misfits appeared as characters or in cameos in the following movies. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. Many musical groups whose resemblance to The Misfits seems far removed also cite The Misfits as crucial influences, such as Metallica and Cradle of Filth. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. These include, most notably, bands such as AFI, Tiger Army, Alkaline Trio and the Murderdolls. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. A number of bands have recently surfaced which, although in some cases less obviously horror punk, are still strongly visibly and audibly influenced by The Misfits.

Ricky was chosen, along with Félix Trinidad in 1999, to lead Puerto Rico's worldwide tourism campaign, both exemplifying Puerto Rico's youthfulness, enthusiasm and never give up character. Psychobilly has various similarities with horror punk. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. Myriad bands have imitated The Misfits' style, such as Blitzkid, and these bands have become known as horror punk. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. The influence The Misfits have had on punk rock, and rock music in general, sometimes seems disproportionate to the publicity and critical attention they have received. He sang "The Cup Of Life" during a World Cup transmission that gave him worldwide exposure, but it was "Livin' La Vida Loca" that propelled him to the minds of all teenaged girls around the world and into the covers of Tiger Beat and all other major teen magazines world wide. Chud is pursuing a solo career.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". As of 2004, Michale Graves currently sings in Gotham Road and is one of the forces behind www.conservativepunk.org [2] (http://www.conserativepunk.org), while Dr. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. Chud had formed their own band, Graves, which released a single album before breaking up. It was in Mexico where he met Rebecca de Alba, a Mexican model turned TV presenter whom he has ad an on-and-off relationship for several years. Meanwhile Michale Graves and Dr. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. The album featured not only the punk rock all-star Misfits lineup of Only, Cadena and Ramone, but prominent appearances from 60's pop chanteuse Ronnie Spector and Blondie keyboardist Jimmy Destri.

It continued after he left Menudo, when he moved to Mexico and participated in soap operas like Alcanzar Una Estrella II and in the music group Munecos De Papel. Freed from the Misfits' contractual obligations to Universal's Geffen and Roadrunner imprints, Only and Misfits confidant John Cafiero formed Misfits Records and launched their new label with two releases, the American debut of their Japanese imitators Balzac, and a new Misfits album featuring the band's retakes on ten 50's rock classics, Project 1950. He signed Sony in 1990. Doyle took an indefinite hiatus from performing, Jerry took over lead vocals in addition to his bass duties, and recruited punk veterans Dez Cadena of Black Flag, and Marky Ramone of The Ramones to undertake a 25th Anniversary Tour. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. Chud left the band on October 25, 2000 at a performance at the House of Blues in Orlando.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. The new incarnation of the Misfits released two full-length albums, American Psycho and Famous Monsters as well as a collection of rare and unreleased late Misfits tracks, until Michale Graves and Dr.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. Chud of Sardonica on drums. List of famous Puerto Ricans. Only gained the rights to the Misfits name and Image, and reformed the band in 1995 (1995 in music) with Doyle and newcomers Michale Graves on vocals and Dr. Almas del Silencio (2003). He concedes that Danzig wrote nearly all the lyrics and much of the music, but contended that he and Doyle "wrote 25% or maybe 30% of the music," [1] (http://www.citizinemag.com/music/music-0309_jerryonly.htm) and deserved compensation. La Historia (2001). In addition to the rights to the Misfits name and image, Only sought songwriting credits on much of the Misfits early material.

Sound Loaded (2000). Meanwhile, Jerry Only and his brother, Misfits guitarist Doyle, played in a heavy metal band called Kryst The Conqueror with Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Jeff Scott Soto until Only won the performing and recording rights to the Misfits in a legal battle. Ricky Martin (1999 version). Samhain later metamorphosed into Danzig. Vuelve (1997). On October 29, 1983 (see 1983 in music), Glenn Danzig broke up the band to dedicate his full attention to a new group, Samhain. A Medio Vivir (1995). The band bailed themselves out of jail and skipped court to drive to their next performance in Florida.

Me Amarás (1993). On October 17, 1982, the band was arrested in New Orleans on the charges of grave-robbing while in search of the burial place of voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. The Misfits denied the charges, and a witness reportedly attested that they had not even entered the cemetery gates. Ricky Martin (1991 version). Glenn's jail time would become the inspiration for the song "London Dungeon". Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003). Danzig and guitarist Bobby Steele were jailed in the London district of Brixton for "threatening behavior" on December 2nd, 1979. Like many punk bands of that time, the Misfits had brushes with the law.

During their original career, the Misfits were exemplary practitioners of the DIY ethic: The band (especially Danzig) booked their own shows, assembled and sold their own records, and ran their own fan club, the Fiend Club. Many early members came and went, in shifting combination; Danzig and Only being constants. This version didn't last long, recording one single and playing only a few gigs before the band ditched the piano (and the original drummer) and recruited a guitarist. The earliest lineup was a trio, with Danzig singing and playing electric piano.

Their later characteristic font consists of letters taken from the logo of the magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland". The original Misfits' latter-day (and canonical) logo, a distinctive skull, is from a 1940s serial, the Crimson Ghost. The band plays and records today as a Jerry Only project, with rotating members. The band often wore ghoulish makeup when performing, and bassist Jerry Only invented a hairstyle called the devilock which is still worn by fans today.

The original Misfits released several 7" singles, in DIY limited-edition, that have long been considered prime collectors' items. The original Misfits broke up in 1983. Members came and went, with bassist and co-founder Jerry Only (nè Caiafa) holding down the fort in terms of other instrumental players. However, many other early songs are just as interesting, with the recently-released "Static Age" LP (of '78 studio sessions) filling all such accounts.

The track is quite noteworthy, with aggressively sloppy punk instrumentation and a soaring, Italian-tenor vocal line. "Last Caress" was a very rare track for years, and is now commonly regarded as the prototypical early-Misfits song, with blaring instruments and Danzig's melodic vocals putting the rendition somewhere on the crude median between Frank Sinatra and the Sex Pistols. Another Metallica cover, "Last Caress," is from the Misfits' aborted "Static Age" album session, from '78.). (Metallica covered two Misfits songs from this era, "Green Hell" and "Die Die My Darling," although some purists regard the cover version as weak and mechanical.

By the original band's last album, Earth A.D., they had become a hardcore punk band, with Danzig's standout vocal tone floating over a torrent of thrashing guitar, bass, and drums, courtesy of Jerry, brother Doyle, and pal Robo. (The early Misfits were, in both good and bad ways, a notably aggressive and untrained ensemble.). The early Misfits were often quite melodic: Danzig's voice was extremely supple, with a style rooted in Italian tenors such as Mario Lanza, and in 1950's doo wop; and with songwriting including strong pop hooks and sing-along choruses -- but grafted onto a very loud, and often cruddy-sounding punk band. The early lyrical and graphical focus was on retro (1930s-'50s) science fiction, horror films, and B-movies.

The band's name is from The Misfits, Marilyn Monroe's last movie. The Misfits were a punk rock band formed in 1977 in the town of Lodi, New Jersey, and led by singer Glenn Danzig (nè Anzalone). Campfire Stories (2001), as The Misfits. Big Money Hustlas (2000), as Misfits 1-4 (individually credited).

Bruiser (2000), uncredited. Animal Room (1995), as The Misfits. Project 1950 (2003) - album. Cuts From The Crypt (1999) - album.

Monster Mash (1999) - single. Famous Monsters (1999) - album. Evillive II (1998) - live fan club album. Dig Up Her Bones (1997) - single.

American Psycho (1997) - album. 12 Hits From Hell (2001) - album (promo only, unreleased). Static Age (1997) - album. Collection II (1995) - album.

Evilive (1987) - live album. Collection I (1986) - album. Legacy Of Brutality (1985) - album. Earth A.D. (1984) - album.

Die, Die My Darling (1984) - single. Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983) - album. Evilive (1982) - live fan club EP. Walk Among Us (1982) - album.

Halloween (1981) - single. Who Killed Marilyn? (1981) - single (though often credited as a Misfits release, this was issued as a Glenn Danzig solo release). 3 Hits From Hell (1981) - EP. Beware (1980) - EP.

Night of the Living Dead (1979) - single. Horror Business (1979) - EP. Bullet (1978) - EP. Cough/Cool (1977) - single.

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