Lalo Guerrero

Lalo Guerrero ( born December 24, 1916 in Tucson, Arizona, † 17 March 2005 in Palm Springs, California; actually Eduardo Guerrero, Jr.) was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter of Latin American music, as the founder of Chicano music is.

Guerrero learned to play the guitar from his mother and soon began writing his own songs. At the age of 17 he moved to Los Angeles where he made his first recordings under the direction of producer Manuel Acuña.

A little later, Guerrero formed his first band Los Carl fashionistas with which he first completed a series of appearances in the Los Angeles area, and in 1939 represented Arizona at the New York World's Fair. In the 1940s he began shooting in Imperial Records to make and appeared in several films, including Boots and Saddles with Gene Autry and His Kind of Woman with Robert Mitchum. In the 1950s he led his own orchestra, and had in 1955 with The Ballad of Pancho Lopez, a parody of Walt Disney Songs The Ballad of Davy Crockett, his first U.S. hit.

In the 1960s, Guerrero bought its own night club in Los Angeles, where he often appeared together with his band. This club he sold in 1972, moved to Palm Springs in California and now began to appear less than before, even if he never withdrew completely from the music scene. In 1995, Papa 's Head was released, a concept album for children that had taken Guerrero along with Los Lobos. Shortly after he had on his album Chavez Ravine Ry Cooder support, Lalo Guerrero died on 17 March 2005.

  • Guitarist
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Pseudonym
  • American musician
  • Born 1916
  • Died in 2005
  • Man