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‘He really did change the world’: the incredible story of musician Trini Lopez

In the 1950s and 60s, nearly every singer of Latin descent who pined to become a star in the US or UK had to eradicate any trace of ethnicity from their name. Thus, Richard Valenzuela became Ritchie Valens, Domingo Samudio morphed into Sam the Sham, Baldemar Huerta reimagined himself as Freddy Fender, and Florencia Cardona simply became Vikki Carr. In the most extreme example, a five-man Chicano band led by Rudy Martinez wound up hiding under the anonymous moniker Question Mark and The Mysterians before releasing their garage-rock classic 96 Tears.
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Belgrade News

Cops & Courts: Trini Lopez says It's Hammer Time

The Belgrade police served a couple of bench warrants Sept. 1 on:. Alex Chavez, 25, of Miles City. He was arrested for using license plates assigned to another vehicle, and not having a valid driver’s license. The bench warrant was for his fines and court costs. Shawna jo Carter, 41,...
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