Johnny Laboriel

Juan José Laboriel López (July 9, 1942 – September 18, 2013), known as Johnny Laboriel, was a Mexican rock and roll singer.[1][2][3] His career started in 1958, when at 16 years old he joined the rock and roll group "Los Rebeldes del Rock".[4]

Johnny Laboriel
Birth nameJuan José Laboriel López
Born(1942-07-09)July 9, 1942
Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
DiedSeptember 18, 2013(2013-09-18) (aged 71)
GenresRock and roll
Years active1958–2013

Laboriel died on September 18, 2013 from prostate cancer.[5]

Life and familyEdit

Laboriel was the son of actor and composer Juan José Laboriel and actress Francisca López de Laboriel. Their parents were Garifuna immigrants from Honduras.[6] He was the brother of bassist Abraham Laboriel and singer Ela Laboriel.[7]


  • Melodía de Amor
  • La Hiedra Venenosa
  • Cuando Florezcan los Manzanos
  • Historia de Amor
  • El Chico Danielito
  • Muévanse Todos (vocalista Roberto "Baby" Moreno)
  • Rock del Angelito (Rockin' Little Angel Cover)
  • La Bamba
  • Yakety Yack
  • Recuerdas Cuando
  • Kansas City
  • Corre Sansón Corre


In 2004, Laboriel was invited by Alex Lora to participate in the 36th anniversary of his band El Tri. The concert was presented at the Auditorio Nacional and is available in CD and DVD as 35 Años y lo que falta todavía.

In 2006 Johnny Laboriel was invited by Luis Álvarez "El Haragán" to participate in the 16th anniversary of his band, El Haragán y Compañía. The concert was presented on November 3, 2006, also at Mexico City's Teatro Metropólitan.


Johnny Laboriel died on 18 September 2013, in Mexico City, from prostate cancer.[8] He is survived by his wife Vivianne Thirion, and sons Juan Francisco and Emmanuel.[7]


  1. ^ Bill Kohlhaase (October 5, 1991). "Electric Bassist Will Take a Simpler Approach". The Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ Chris Kraul, Reed Johnson (June 30, 2005). "Mexican Postage Stamp". The Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Lennox Samuels (July 31, 2005). "Mexico slow to confront". Dallas Morning News.
  4. ^ Hernandez, Deborah Pacini (May 23, 2004). Rockin' las Américas: the global politics of rock in Latino America. University of Pittsburgh. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-0-8229-5841-3. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Doc Rock. "July to December". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Google books
  7. ^ a b "Johnny Laboriel dies at 71; Mexican rock 'n' roll star". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Muere Johnny Laboriel, el 'angelito' rebelde del rock 'n' roll - Entretenimiento -". Retrieved September 21, 2013.

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