Hailed as a successor to Ritchie Valens, after Valens died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, on the day most recall as "the day the music died." Big shoes to fill. Born Ezekiel Montanez, Chris Montez was only a teenager when his first recorded his hit "Lets Dance." He toured the south during the Civil Rights movement with Smoky Robinson and Sam Cooke. He even went on tour in the UK, as a headliner for the Beatles; and famously brawled with John Lennon. Severely under appreciated and slightly less known, Chris Montez is the resurrection of music on the day music apparently died, and still is the definition of rock n' roll. A documentary about his life, El Viaje Musical de Ezekiel Montanez: The Chris Montez Story, is currently in production. More info here.
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