THE STARS OF EAST LA

                                               The early to mid 1960'S Los Angeles was an exciting time for the musicians in East LA...

While the whole country was tuning into car radios and crusiing to the sounds of Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, The Kingsmen and others a phenomenal thing was happening in Los Angeles. Mexican American singers and bands were making names for themselves. It started with Richie Valens and continued with Sam & Sham & The Pharoahs, Thee Midnighters, Tierra, El Chicano, and Cannibal & The headhunters.  And today, decades later the music plays on.. many of these bands are still kicking it out. Here's my favorites...

 

     Stars in this picture include members of Tierra, Malo, Thee     
          Midnighters, Cannibal & The Headunters & El Chicano
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