Benny Moré, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Benny Moré

Cuban musician

Date of Birth: 24-Aug-1919

Place of Birth: Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos Province, Cuba

Date of Death: 19-Feb-1963

Profession: composer, conductor, singer

Nationality: Cuba

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Benny Moré

  • Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré (24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963), better known as Benny Moré (also spelled Beny Moré), was a Cuban singer, bandleader and songwriter.
  • Due to his fluid tenor voice and his great expressivity, he was known variously as El Bárbaro del Ritmo and El Sonero Mayor.
  • Moré was a master of the soneocode: spa promoted to code: es , the art of vocal improvisation in Cuban son, and many of his tunes developed this way.
  • He often took part in controversias (vocal duels) with other singers like Cheo Marquetti and Joseíto Fernández.
  • Apart from son cubano, Moré was a popular singer of guarachas and boleros. Moré started his career with the Conjunto Matamoros in the 1940s and after a tour in Mexico he decided to stay in the country.
  • Both Moré and dancer Ninón Sevilla made their cinematic debut on 1946's Carita de cielo, but Moré focused on his music career.
  • In the late 1940s, he sang guaracha-mambos with Pérez Prado, achieving great success.
  • Moré returned to Cuba in 1952 and worked with Bebo Valdés and Ernesto Duarte.
  • In 1953, he formed the Banda Gigante, which became one of the leading Cuban big bands of the 1950s.
  • He suffered from alcoholism and died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1963 at age 43.

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