Whenever anybody mentions Bobby Espinosa & EL CHICANO, two very distinct memories fill my heart & soul.
The first was in 1969, at Lincoln High School, in East L.A., California....
It was the first time I had ever seen "REAL" recording artists in person.
THEE hottest band on the charts and in the land were to perform live...
... and I was there!
I was star struck! Especially by that cat that played the HAMMOND B-3 organ for the number 1 hit in L.A. at the time "Viva Tirado".
It was a memory that has never left me. They were simply magnificent!
The second one comes almost 25 years later...I get to open for them at a concert they did at the World famous Greek Theater in Los Angeles...this was a moment in time I will never forget! Bobby and I became good friends after that.
Bobby Espinosa and I worked together several times after that over the years whenever they needed a comedian to open or host a show, from the Puente Hills Hop to the Gibson Theater in Universal City, Bobby was my friend, and it was always a pleasure to see and work with the man, the legend, that was Bobby Espinosa.
The World has lost an original musical genius, but above that, a beautiful person with a heart of gold with talentand& music that will live forever amongst us for generations to come.
MAY GOD KEEP HIM IN HIS GLORY
We love you, Bobby... YOU WILL BE MISSED CARNAL !!