Monday, November 22, 2010

Trini Lopez on HRN News at 7 - Nov 23

Tune in and listen to legendary great Trini Lopez on Radio Network's HRN News@7 November 23rd at 7am and 7pm PT and all day after 9am PT on archives for 24 hours.

Trini was a poor boy from the barrio of Dallas, Texas. He remembers barely enough food for the family, the amount always determined by his parents' ability to get whatever work they could.

Trini learned to play the guitar from his father. Then he played for money on the street corners. He eventually went on to form his own group. It was then that the world saw the beginnings of the singing, acting, and very talented Trini Lopez.

When Trini was 18 years old, King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, heard that Trini had written and recorded a single in Dallas on a little label called Volk Records. The name of the song was The Right to Rock. The single made a little noise in Dallas, enough noise for King Records to be impressed with Trini's voice and style. King Records offered Trini a recording contract and for three years.

The first big break came at the popular night spot called P. J.'s. Here, he was spotted by the world famous record producer, the late Don Costa, who then brought Trini to the attention of his longtime idol, Mr. Frank Sinatra. The great singer recognized a fellow stylist and immediately signed Trini to an exclusive eight-year contract with his own label - Reprise Records. Reprise released his first album, "Trini Lopez at P. J.'s," which became a No. 1 hit album. Out of that album a single, "If I Had a Hammer" became a No. 1 hit in thirty eight countries. "If I Had a Hammer" hammered his name in GOLD with many hit albums and many hit singles ... and in the hearts of millions of fans throughout the world! Following "Hammer" were many hits which he wrote, as well as songs like "I'm Coming Home Cindy", "Michael," "Lemon Tree," Kansas City," "America," and, of course, "La Bamba.

Trini is a firm believer in the saying "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice," and he does practice what he believes by unselfishly giving of his time and talent to many worthwhile causes such as The March of Dimes, Cancer Research Foundation, Diabetes Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Variety Clubs International, and many more.

Tune in and enjoy!

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