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Israel 'Cachao' Lopez
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Musician
    (September 14, 1918-March 22, 2008)
    Born in Havana, Cuba
    Died of kidney failure at 89
    As a child he provided music for silent movies.
    He became a compulsive gambler after relocating to Las Vegas.
    He was forced to play birthday parties, bar mitzvahs and hotel lounges when money ran short.
    He invented the mambo, adding African rhythms to Cuban sounds.
    Many considered him one of the most important bassists in 20th century popular music.
    He had a star on the Walk of Fame.
    His work received renewed interest thanks to Andy Garcia.

Credit: Black Chic


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    In 2014, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
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    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 57 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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