Ricardo “Richie” Ray (born February 15, 1945) is a Nuyorican (a New York-born Puerto Rican) virtuoso pianist, singer, music arranger, composer, and religious minister known for his success beginning in 1965 as part of the duo Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz. He is known as “El Embajador del Piano” (The Ambassador of the Piano).
Bobby Cruz (born February 2, 1937), is a salsa singer and religious minister. He was part of the duo Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz. Both Cruz and Ray became religious ministers and as such founded over 70 Christian churches during the time they retired from popular music, which lasted about 16 years