King Clave (real name Jorge Ayala) was born in the northeast of Argentina in the city Formosa on February 14, 1944. His parents Ciriaco Ayala and Victoria Barrios worked in show business. When he turned 14, Jorge decided to leave home and took a train to Buenos Aires. The boy didn’t even have enough money for a ticket, but it didn’t bother him. It was a fun adventure shared with three of his friends. Four young men had to live on the outskirts, where one of them had relatives. In order to earn at least some money, they had to work at a refrigerator factory.
After about a year, Jorge earned enough money to rent a more or less normal room in Buenos Aires. He also bought a guitar. When the young man had some free time after working at a cardboard factory, he learned how to play the instrument. One of the factory owners found out about his passion and helped Jorge meet with a producer Jorge Marchesini, who invited him to sing at his TV show Sábados de mar y sierra de la Ciudad de Mar del Plata. That day, Jorge realized that he wanted to become a professional musician. He started devoting all his free time to studying.
In 1973, Jorge was invited to the TV show "Sábado Sensacional de Amador Bendayan" (Sensational Saturdays with Amador Bendayan).After giving a performance there, Jorge decided to become his own producer and recorded his debut album Los hombres no deben llorar. The LP turned out to be very successful. Jorge quit his job and was free to spend all his time following his dream.