Hajji Alejandro

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Hajji Alejandro
Born (1954-12-26) December 26, 1954 (age 59)
Origin Philippines
Genres Pop
Occupations Musician, actor
Instruments Singing
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts Apo Hiking Society
Rachel Alejandro
Ali Alejandro

Angelito Toledo "Hajji" Alejandro (born December 26, 1954) is a Filipino singer and actor, who was a major pop star in the 1970s and 1980s.[1] Just like another OPM legend, Basil Valdez, he came from the group "Circus Band." He was the first winner of the MetroPop Song Festival in 1977.

He operated a small restaurant along Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles with wife, beauty queen actress Rio Diaz, during the 80s. They have a son, Delara drummer Ali Alejandro. His former wife Rio Diaz died of colon cancer in 2004.

He is also the father of singer Rachel Alejandro and his son Drummer Ali Alejandro.

The original Kilabot ng Kolehiyala (College Girls' Heartthrob), Alejandro is best remembered for such songs as Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika, Panakip Butas and Nakapagtataka.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 18 Greatest Hits
  • Collection
  • Pagbabalik
  • 25: The Silver Anniversary Album Of Hadji Alejandro

Singles[edit]

  • Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika (original composition by Ryan Cayabyab; later Ryan Cayabyab covered the song with his own version; and now covered by Noel Cabangon)
  • Nakapagtataka (original composition by Jim Paredes; later APO Hiking Society covered the song for their version; also covered by his daughter Rachel Alejandro; also covered by MYMP)
  • Panakip Butas (Hajji re-recorded the song for his Silver Anniversary Album released by Sony BMG Music in 1996; also covered by Tito Vic & Joey as a parody in their 1977 album)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lockard, Craig A. (1998). Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Southeast Asia. University of Hawaii Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-8248-1918-7. 
  2. ^ "Hajji and Rachel Alejandro in Tagaytay". Manila Bulletin. 14 February 2003. Retrieved 2009-04-03.