Edgardo Díaz

Edgardo Díaz (born 1947 in Panama City, Panama) is the creator of the "boy band" Menudo. The son of Puerto Ricans "Nacho" Diaz and his wife "Panchi", Díaz grew up in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Díaz moved to Spain after graduating from school and he worked with a group that was widely successful, La Pandilla, which had 4 boys and 1 girl, Mari Blanca, (now a Veterinarian in her home country), but after the ''La Pandilla'' members grew up, he moved back to Puerto Rico, and created Menudo. The group went on to achieve worldwide fame and success.

At the time he started to manage Menudo, Diaz was also the director of a young-adult oriented band named "Aquamarina".

Díaz's formula of signing up new members at the age of 12 and changing them for new members once they reached 16, was the secret to Menudo's success, but it also proved troublesome, as sometimes, whenever an individual would leave the group, the millions of fans that individual might have made with Menudo, would leave too.

Edgardo Díaz stayed on top of the group from 1977, from ''Menudo'' to the group's era as MDO among other things.

His dream of creating a famous teen band was inspired by The Jackson 5.

In 2004, Díaz signed Daniela Lujan to manage the Mexican singer and actress' career. Provided by Wikipedia