El Chicano, formed by Freddie Sanchez in the late ‘60s, under the name The VIP’s arose during a period of increasing Chicano consciousness in America. Their initial hit, “Viva Tirado”, was a jazzy soul rock rendition of Gerald Wilson’s original song about a bullfighter.
Formed by Arcelio Garcia, combining some of the Bay Area’s best musicians, Malo’s 1972 Top 20 hit single, “Suavecito” (meaning “soft” or “smooth” in Spanish), is often referred to as “The Chicano National Anthem”.
Thee Midniters are among the first Chicano rock bands to have a major hit in the United States. They were among the first rock acts to openly sing about Chicano themes in songs such as “Chicano Power” and “The Ballad of César Chávez” in the late 1960s.
Tierra is a Latin band from Los Angeles, CA established in the ’70s by former El Chicano members Steve Salas and his brother Rudy Salas. Tierra has the distinction of being the first Latino band to have four songs on the national chart with two of them in the Top 100 at the same time.
The Latin Legends will be performing at the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center, AUGUST 10th at 7PM.