This week Mark Guerrero brings Latinopia an interview with rock and roll legend Chris Montez.
Born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez in 1943, Chris became a rock and roll star with his recording of “Let’s Dance,” in 1962. It which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. He performed 40 top hits in the 1960s. In 1966, his “Call Me” became another Billboard hit. He toured with the Beatles in 1963, and later toured with such name performers as Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, The Platters, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and many others.
Montez has produced three albums on A & M records, Time After Time, Foolin’ Around and The More I see You. Later, in 1974, he recorded another hit album, The Best of Chris Montez.
Chris’s Latin albums include Raza, Ay No Digas and Cartas de Amor.
A film documentary on Chris Montez’s life, El Viaje Musical de Ezekial Montanez: The Chris Montez Story was screened at various film festivals in 2010.
For more on Chris Montez visit: https:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Montez.
Check out Mark’s insightful interview with Chris every night in August beginning at 7PM. And remember that you can listen to Chicano music 24/7 on the Chicano radio Network which you can access simply by clicking onto the Mark Guerrero button on our Latinopia website.