Johnny Laboriel

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Johnny Laboriel
Birth name Juan José Laboriel López
Born (1942-07-09)July 9, 1942
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Died September 18, 2013(2013-09-18) (aged 71)
Genres Rock and roll
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1958–2013

Johnny Laboriel (born Juan José Laboriel López, July 9, 1942 – September 18, 2013) was a Mexican rock and roll singer.[1][2][3] His career started in 1958, when at 16 years old he joined the rock and roll group "Los Rebeldes del Rock".[4]

Laboriel died on September 18, 2013 from prostate cancer.[5]

Life and family[edit]

Laboriel was the son of actor and composer Juan José Laboriel and actress Francisca López de Laboriel. His parents were Honduran immigrants to Mexico from the Garifuna coast.[6] He was the brother of bassist Abraham Laboriel and singer Ela Laboriel.[6]


  • Melodía de Amor
  • La Hiedra Venenosa
  • Cuando Florezcan los Manzanos
  • Historia de Amor
  • El Chico Danielito
  • Muévanse Todos (vocalista Roberto "Baby" Moreno)
  • Rock del Angelito (Rockin' Little Angel Cover)
  • La Bamba
  • Yakety Yack
  • Recuerdas Cuando
  • Kansas City
  • Corre Sansón Corre


In 2004, Laboriel was invited by Alex Lora to participate in the 36th anniversary of his band El Tri. The concert was presented at the Auditorio Nacional and is available in CD and DVD as 35 Años y lo que falta todavía.

In 2006 Johnny Laboriel was invited by Luis Álvarez "El Haragán" to participate in the 16th anniversary of his band, El Haragán y Compañía. The concert was presented on November 3, 2006, also at Mexico City's Teatro Metropólitan.


Johnny Laboriel died on 18 September 2013, in Mexico City, from prostate cancer.[7] He is survived by his wife Viviane Thirion, and sons Juan Francisco and Emmanuel.[6]


  1. ^ Bill Kohlhaase (October 5, 1991). "Electric Bassist Will Take a Simpler Approach". The Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Chris Kraul, Reed Johnson (June 30, 2005). "Mexican Postage Stamp". The Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ Lennox Samuels (July 31, 2005). "Mexico slow to confront". Dallas Morning News. 
  4. ^ Hernandez, Deborah Pacini (May 23, 2004). Rockin' las Américas: the global politics of rock in Latino America. University of Pittsburgh. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-0-8229-5841-3. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Doc Rock. "July to December". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  6. ^ a b c "Johnny Laboriel dies at 71; Mexican rock 'n' roll star". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Muere Johnny Laboriel, el 'angelito' rebelde del rock 'n' roll - Entretenimiento -". Retrieved 2013-09-21. 

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