Mike Laure (MIguel Laure Rubio, 29 September 1939, El salto, Mexico)
His fusion of tight tropical rhythms with American rock & roll earned Mike Laure the title "El Rey del Trópico.",Laure grew up listening to an assortment of cross-the-border rockers; he even borrowed the name for his group, Las Cometas, from his favorite, Bill Haley's band. Laure tempered his rock & roll inclinations with Cumbia rhythms learned from Colombia's Sonora Dinamita. The fusion sparked a whole new style of music, termed chunchaca, and Laure scored many…
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