Chan Romero

Chan Romero

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Robert Lee "Chan" Romero (born July 7, 1941, Billings, Montana) is an American rock and roll pioneer and contemporary of Ritchie Valens, best known for his seminal 1959 hit, "Hippy Hippy Shake." Romero's heritage was rather mixed. His father was of Spanish and Apache stock while his mother was a mix of Mexican, Cherokee and Irish. Both had migrated to Montana during the Great Depression, seeking employment as migrant farm workers. His nickname was bestowed on him by his grandfather. Since Romero often ran around without footwear, the nickname, from a Spanish phrase meaning "little boy with pig's feet" seemed appropriate. Romero cites a major turning point in his life in 1955. That was the year Elvis Presley performed "Hound Dog" on The Steve Allen Show. Presley was Romero's biggest influence prior to the arrival of Valens.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136626810
  • 9786136626819