Latino Heroes of Rock & RollBy Latino USA Mar 25, 2016
Long live rock & roll.
When we talk about what made rock & roll as we know it, the most common answer is: a mixture of R&B, a predominantly black genre, and country, a predominantly white genre. We explore the Latino influences that helped shape rock & roll, and we profile unsung Latino rock artists who had a hand in crafting this new sound—which is not as black and white as many think.
Featured image: (L) Alice Bag (Photo by Louis Jacinto); (R) Robert Trujillo (courtesy of Robert Trujillo)
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Please document Robert Lopez aka El Vez, The Mexican Elvis. He also fronted early punk bands, the Zeros.
Don’t forget The Plugz!
What a great and inspiring episode. I loved it from start to finish!
I’m so excited about this episode! It’s in my Top 5 of Latino USA’s podcasts! I’m also really glad that y’all are putting up the Spotify playlists!
I have contact info with Art and the Fabulons, East LA Rock n Roll Band back in the 70’s