Trini Lopez

Born May 15, 1937

Trini Lopez is an American singer, guitarist and actor.

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1937 Birth Born on May 15, 1937.


1958 21 Years Old In 1958, at the recommendation of Buddy Holly, Trini and his group "The Big Beats" went to producer Norman Petty in Clovis, New Mexico. … Read More
1959 22 Years Old Lopez left the group and made his first solo recording, his own composition "The Right To Rock", for the Dallas-based Volk Records, and then signed with King Records in 1959, recording more than a dozen singles for that label, none of which charted.
1962 25 Years Old In late 1962, after the King contract expired, Lopez followed up on an offer by producer Snuff Garrett to join the post-Holly Crickets as vocalist. … Read More
1963 26 Years Old His debut live album, Trini Lopez at PJ's (R/RS 6093), was released in 1963. … Read More
1964 27 Years Old His popularity led the Gibson Guitar Corporation to ask him in 1964 to design a guitar for them. … Read More


1968 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He scored 13 chart singles through 1968, including "Lemon Tree" (1965), "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966), and "Sally Was a Good Old Girl" (1968). … Read More


1978 41 Years Old He continued his musical career with extensive tours of Europe and Latin America during this period; an attempt to break out by releasing a disco album in 1978 proved a flop. … Read More


2002 65 Years Old In 2002, Lopez teamed with Art Greenhaw for Legacy: My Texas Roots. … Read More
2003 66 Years Old Since then, Lopez has done charitable work and received honors such as being inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2003.
2004 67 Years Old Trini was still recording and appearing live in recent years. He took part in a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami and has recently appeared as a guest performer in a number of shows held in Maastricht in the Netherlands with the Dutch violinist and composer André Rieu.
2008 71 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 15, 2008, his 71st birthday, Lopez was inducted into the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.
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