COVID-19 CLAIMS 60'S STAR TRINI LOPEZ

Aug 12, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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He was one of the first Latino artists to find fame in mainstream American entertainment.

Singer and guitarist Trini Lopez has died from complications of COVID-19.

He gained fame back in the 60s with hits like “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer.”

He was mentored by Frank Sinatra and Buddy Holly and became an international sensation performing in English and Spanish.  In fact, it was Sinatra who signed Lopez to a record contract after seeing him perform at a Hollywood nightclub.

Lopez also had roles in movies like “The Dirty Dozen” and TV shows like “Adam-12.”

Trini Lopez was 83

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