Michael Alago

Legendary A&R Executive

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Michael Alago, a Puerto Rican A & R executive who grew up in a Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn in the early 1970s. At a young age, he began sneaking out of his house and going downtown to frequent legendary New York clubs CBGB and Max's Kansas City. He formed The Dead Boys Fan club as a teenager and soon after became the talent booker at the Ritz nightclub in the East Village. At 24, he became the A & R executive that signed Metallica and went on to work with the Misfits, Cyndi Lauper, Nina Simone, and John Lydon.


Surviving both substance abuse and AIDS he came out on the other end clean, sober, and healthy. Reinventing himself as a photographer and writer he looks into the future with a healthy, sober lifestyle and attitude.


In 2017, a documentary directed by Drew Stone and produced by Michael Alex on Alago's wildly successful career in music was released in theaters and on Netflix, entitled Who the Fuck Is That Guy?The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago. (Watch it here)



 
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