Dominican singer Johnny Ventura was born on March 8, 1940 in Santo Domingo. His singing career started at the tender age of 16 after participating in a weekly youth program competition where he won many prizes. He then became a very famous singer throughout Latin America and beyond. This popularity gave him the push that propel him to become the mayor of Santo Domingo. By the way, the birth name of Mr. Ventura was: Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano.
A song by Johnny Ventura: el hombre enamorado