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El Chicano


El Chicano, originally formed under the name VIP, arose during a period of increasing Chicano consciousness in America. Their initial hit, Viva Tirado, was a jazzy soul rock rendition of Gerard Wilson's original song about a bullfighter. The song did very well on Los Angeles radio and remained #1 for thirteen straight weeks. Other notable tracks are the funky Tell Her She's Lovely as well as a cover of Van Morrison's 1967 hit, Brown Eyed Girl.

Original members include Bobby Espinosa, Freddie Sanchez, Mickey Lespron, Andre Baeza and John De Luna. During the 1970's, new members Ersi Arvizu, Rudy Regalado, Max Garduno, Danny Lamonte, Brian Magness, Jerry Salas, Joe Pereria and Rudy Salas joined the group.

Article from wikipedia.com.