Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez

Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez Jr. (1945, United States), is a Latin percussionist from New York City.

At 17 years old Johnny earned a position playing bongos in the Tito Puente Orchestra. Johnny spent over 30 years with the Tito Puente Orchestra, also working with Tito Rodriguez from 1965 to 1968 and with Ray Barretto from 1970 until the end of 1972. Johnny went on to form ‘Tipica 73’ band in 1972, which he was with until 1979. Following this he went back to work with Tito Puente, playing alongside him until the time of Tito's death in May 2000.


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