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Al Hurricane
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Hurricane performing in 2014
Background information
Birth name Alberto Nelson Sanchez
Born (1936-07-10)July 10, 1936
Dixon, New Mexico, U.S.
Died October 22, 2017(2017-10-22) (aged 81)
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
Years active 1962–2017
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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