Joe Bravohas been entertaining fans for over 60 years and the legendary singer recentlyannounced his final performancewill take place in November. Bravo shared details on the show and his legendary career in an interview with the Mas Chingon Radio podcast.
“I’ve been in the damn music business since 1959,” said Bravo. “I’ve had some good times. I’ve had a lot of people happy. I made a lot of dances. I’ve been to a lot of places that a lot of people have never been to…We’re getting ready to get the whole show together for one last show and dance with Joe Bravo.”
Bravo’s final show is scheduled for November 6 at Randy’s Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, with more Tejano legends expected to make an appearance, along with headlinerLittle Joe,Augustin Ramirez,Sunny Ozuna, and more to be announced.
Bravo also spoke about how he felt about retiring from music. “It feels good because I get to rest now. I did my part,” he said. “I’ve recorded so many damn songs, I’ve been in and out of the studio, I’ve been on the road so many years. I mean, I loved it,porque(because) that’s my passion, making people happy. I went out there to do my thing and tried to satisfytoda la gente(all the people) and I think I did a pretty good damn job of it and I’m proud of what I did.”
The singer added it was time to slow down after recent health issues. He was admitted to the hospital a few times over the past couple of months due to kidney issues. The 76-year-old received multiple bypass heart surgery in March 2018 and recovered well enough to record a single later that year.
“El Playboy” began his career in the 1960s as lead vocalist for The Sunglows, replacing Sunny Ozuna after his departure in 1963, after having success with his own group Little Joe & the Harlems. His voice was heard on big lowrider classics like “It’s OK” and “I Apologize.” He eventually transitioned toward Chicano Rock and Tejano recording many successful albums with hit songs like “Que Casualidad” and “Patita de Conejo.”
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