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Hurricane performing in 2014
|Birth name||Alberto Nelson Sanchez|
July 10, 1936|
Dixon, New Mexico, U.S.
|Died||October 22, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
|Genres||New Mexico music, Latin music, rock music, Norteño, Ranchera, Country Western, rock and roll, rockabilly, Corrido, Cumbia|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar (Gibson 335, 137, 347), Saxophone, Piano|
|Labels||Hurricane Records, Atlantis Records, EMI Capitol, Discos Musart|
|Associated acts||Tiny Morrie, Baby Gaby, Al Hurricane, Jr., Jerry Dean|
Alberto Nelson Sanchez (July 10, 1936 – October 22, 2017), known professionally as Al Hurricane, was an American singer-songwriter. He was dubbed "The Godfather" of New Mexico music. He released more than thirty albums, and was best known for his works to New Mexico’s unique style of Spanish music.
His signature look, which included an eye-patch, was due to an automobile accident that occurred during the 1960s.
Sanchez died of complications from prostate cancer on October 22, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the age of 81.
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