Johnny Laboriel

Quick Facts

Was Singer
From Mexico
Type Music
Birth 9 July 1942, Mexico City
Death 18 September 2013
(aged 71 years)


Johnny Laboriel (born Juan José Laboriel López, July 9, 1942 – September 18, 2013) was a Mexican rock and roll singer. His career started in 1958, when at 16 years old he joined the rock and roll group “Los Rebeldes del Rock”.
Laboriel died on September 18, 2013 from prostate cancer.

Life and family

Laboriel was the son of actor and composer Juan José Laboriel and actress Francisca López de Laboriel. His parents were Honduran immigrants to Mexico from the Garifuna coast. He was the brother of bassist Abraham Laboriel and singer Ela Laboriel.


  • 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. He is survived by his wife Viviane Thirion, and sons Juan Francisco and Emmanuel.