Trini Lopez, Singer & ‘Dirty Dozen’ Actor, Dies From COVID-19 At 83
Trini Lopez, the Mexican-American singer and one of The Dirty Dozen, died on Tuesday at 83 from coronavirus complications.Lopez was an accomplished guitarist who formed his first band when he was 15. He was then spotted by Buddy Holly, who would become one of Lopez’s mentors. After Holly mentioned Lopez to his producer, Norman Petty, Lopez moved west and started playing regularly at a nightclub in West Hollywood. He then met Frank Sinatra, another one of his mentors, who signed him to his record label and encouraged Lopez to begin acting.Lopez released his debut live album, Trini Lopez At PJ’s...