Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano (8 March 1940 – 28 July 2021), better known as Johnny Ventura nicknamed El Caballo Mayor, was a Dominican singer and band leader of merengue and salsa. The merengue legend was a legislator of the Lower House between 1982 and 1986.
Jul 28, 2021 · Legendary merengue singer Johnny Ventura (real name: Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano) died on Wednesday (July 28), Billboard has learned. He was 81 years old. He was 81 years old.
Jul 28, 2021 · Ventura, whose real name was Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, was known for his showmanship and for pioneering styles of merengue and salsa. He was born in Santo Domingo and began singing as a...
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Jul 29, 2021 · Dominican merengue legend Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, also known as Johnny Ventura, died Wednesday at the age of 81, his son Jandy Ventura confirmed to CNN.
Jul 28, 2021 · Johnny Ventura, El Caballo Mayor, has physically left us, but his legacy and joy will always be with us. My solidarity hug to his loved ones," Dominican First Lady Raquel Arbaje tweeted in Spanish .
Jul 29, 2021 · Johnny was born Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano on March 8, 1940, in La Vega, Dominican Republic. A successful Dominican singer and band leader of merengue and salsa, he was nicknamed El Caballo Mayor and "Elvis of merengue" by his fans and peers.