The world music singer Trini Lopez died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Mexican-American singer whose first big hit was “If I Had a Hammer.” He also worked as a songwriter, penning songs for Volk Records, among others.
He dated Sandra Giles in 1963 until he began a relationship with Joey Heatherton in 1966; he then dated Susan Denberg in 1967.
I’ve always wanted to do acting. The biggest thing I ever did was ‘The Dirty Dozen.’ My contract was for three months, but the picture was taking longer to make than they thought it would. I stayed for seven months, and Frank Sinatra told me to leave. He said the public is very fickle and that they’ll forget you.
I’ve had an ambition to be somebody since I was 13 years old because I wanted to help my family. I wanted to hurry and grow up so I could make enough money to buy my father a big car and my mother a beautiful home with an electric washing machine and all those things she used to see in the newspapers.
I was approached personally by the Gibson Corporation.
Las Vegas audiences are swingers. They’re drinkers and swingers, and they like to have a good time and party. I never had a bad audience in my career. Sometimes it may take a little longer to get them, you know. But I would get them. I’d get standing ovations… Everything is attitude. It’s very important to always like what you’re doing.
Frank Sinatra discovered me at a nightclub called P.J.’s in Hollywood. It was 1962. He used to come in there a lot with all his big star friends. I was so nervous to see him. I’ve only had one idol in my life, and that was Frank Sinatra.