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November 2, 1967
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rene's trademark song was the hit Subete a mi Moto. (Get On My Bike).
After leaving the band, Rene became a solo singer and made a few albums.
In 1987, Rene Farrait reunited with former Menudo bandmates Xavier Serbia and Johnny Lozada and formed a trio called: Proyecto M. Following the success of their debut album (Proyecto M (1987)), Xavier left the group and was replaced (again, same as when he left in Menudo) by Ray Reyes. This new line-up went on to record three more albums together, but disbanded in 1993. However, between 1987-1993 they were very popular in Puerto Rico, Mexico and Venezuela, and acted in a few soap operas.
Farrait married Leyda Barreto in the 1990s and joined his former bandmates for a comeback tour named El Reencuentro. It was named like that because they couldn't use the name Menudo due to legal issues.
Rene faced health troubles in the early 2000s, but he recuperated.
In 2005, El Reencuentro returned for a one concert engagement in Puerto Rico. Farrait was once again involved in the musical project, but he survived a motorcycle accident that left him with 20 stitches on his jaw just days before the concert.
- Robert Dominguez (16 October 2006). "Original boy band will return with - what else - a reality show". Malaysia Star. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- Billboard Magazine 24 May 1986, page 29