Johnny Pacheco, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, who instigated the sound of salsa to a era of youthful young people in the Bronx that swung all over the world alongside with his co-founding of the Fania File label and forming the Fania All-Stars, died on Feb. 15, in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 85.
His wife, Maria Elena Pacheco, verified the demise, at Holy Name Healthcare Middle. Just after currently being hospitalized for complications stemming from pneumonia.
Pacheco’s admirer foundation began in the Bronx wherever he was elevated subsequent his family’s go from the Dominican Republic. For youngsters in the Edenwald