Los Lobos

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Los Lobos
Los Lobos performing at the White House in 2009
Los Lobos performing at the White House in 2009
Background information
OriginEast Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1973–present
Past member(s)
  • Frank González
  • Richard Escalante
  • Victor Bisetti
  • Cougar Estrada
  • Enrique Gonzalez

Los Lobos (pronounced [los ˈloβos], Spanish for "the Wolves") is an American rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is inspired by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños.

They began well known in 1987, when their version of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" topped the charts in the U.S., the UK, and other countries.

In 2015, they were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1] They are also known for performing the theme song for Handy Manny.

References[change | change source]

  1. France, Lisa Respers (October 8, 2015). "Janet Jackson, N.W.A, Los Lobos among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees". CNN. Retrieved October 11, 2015.