Chris Montez

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by Chris Montez

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Christopher Montanez, 17 January 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA. Teenage vocalist Montez was discovered by impresario Jim Lee in 1961. Having joined Lee’s Monogram label, the singer enjoyed an international hit the following year with ‘Let’s Dance’. This exciting, Lee-penned single, redolent of the Hispanic ‘Latino-rock’ style of Ritchie Valens sold over one million copies and climbed to UK number 2/US number 4. A follow-up, ‘Some Kinda Fun’, reached... Read more

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60s
oldies
rock and roll
classic rock
rock
pop
easy listening
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