Trini Lopez dies of coronavirus complications at 83

Carla Harmon
August 14, 2020

The news was confirmed to THR via Lopez's songwriting and business partner Joe Chavira. In the wake of delivering a few singles that neglected to outline, he left the mark and not long after started a residency at Los Angeles club PJ's.

That 12 months, his debut album, "Trini Lopez at PJ's", included a canopy of "If I Had a Hammer" that was a worldwide smash, topping the charts in a number of nations and reaching No. three within the U.S. One other reside album adopted, together with extra hits over the following a number of years, together with "Lemon Tree", "I'm Comin' House, Cindy", "Sally Was a Good Previous Lady", "Michael", "Gonna Get Alongside With out Ya' Now" and "The Bramble Bush". Eventually, Lopez quit The Big Beats and began a solo career and was signed to Reprise Records. The collection additionally remembered his take for the customary Mexican tune, "La Bamba". He kept on delivering collections and hits through the Sixties just as performed dance club all through the US, including standard stretches as a Las Vegas main event.


You might not immediately connect the dots of '50s, '60s and '70s singing star Trini Lopez when you think of modern day rockers Foo Fighters, but with Lopez's death Tuesday (Aug. 11), Dave Grohl revealed there is a significant tie in his career to Lopez.

"Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez. Trini not only left a attractive musical legacy of his own, but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the Foo Fighters from day one", he wrote. Thank you, Trini for all of your contributions.


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Lopez played Pedro Jimenez, prisoner number 10 sentenced to 20 years hard labour, who joins Lee Marvin's group of military convicts on the unsafe mission behind enemy lines during World War II, alongside the likes of Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and Donald Sutherland. He also appeared as himself in 1970 film The Phynx and starred in the title role of Claudio Guzman's 1973 film, Antonio.


The post continued, explaining that a documentary about Lopez's life had just finished "shooting and editing", with Lopez having recently seen a cut of the film for his approval. Presently he is working on Broadcast Cover.

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