Lalo Guerrero

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Birthday
24, 1916
Birthplace
Arizona
Death Date
Mar 17, 2005 (88)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1916
Birthplace
Arizona
Death Date
Mar 17, 2005 (88)

About

The Father of Chicano Music who wrote musical pieces that became Latin American chart-toppers in the U.S. and standards in Mexico.

Before Fame

He started making music in the 1940s, merging American blues and swing with Spanish-language songs.

Trivia

His most enduring songs were corridos, traditional Mexican ballads that, in his versions, talked about the struggles of a bilingual life in the U.S.

Family Life

He was married twice and had two sons, along with two stepchildren.

Associated With

His song "Nunca Jamás (Never Again)," became a standard part of of the repertoire of many Mexican musicians, including Jose Feliciano.