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'60s singer Trini Lopez, 83, dies while battling coronavirus

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Singer Trini Lopez, who enjoyed a heyday in the 1960s with hits including “If I Had a Hammer,” “This Land Is Your Land” and "Lemon Tree" died Tuesday from complications related to coronavirus, collaborators said. He was 83. Lopez had been in and out of a hospital setting for about six weeks before dying about 5 a.m. at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California, said songwriting partner Joe Chavira.

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This one was in the house growing up:

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Free EPs in a picture sleeve with pretty girls (plural) with your 6-Pack (that's what a "carton" was back then...) of diet citrus soda, THAT'S WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT GODDAMMITI!!!!!!!!!!

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This one received a lot of air play in my house when I was a kid.

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He had a brother, Jesse, who I never heard about until I got much older. Jesse never left Dallas and played his brand of Tex-Mex R&B continuously for as long as he could. I never heard him, but supposedly a very talented guitarist and singer. From what I can gather, there was a lot of cross-pollination between African-American & Hispanic R&B musicians in the 1950s
 
Here's a story you'll not get in the national media. I think it's a worthy read:
 
 
Also, Trini Lopez was recorded by King Records before Reprise:
 
 
 

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