Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Singer Trini Lopez dies - billed with the Beatles in Paris, 1964

Texas musician Trini Lopez, famed for his hit versions of "If I Had a Hammer" and "Lemon Tree," died yesterday of COVID-19 complications at age 83.

Lopez appeared on the same bill as the Beatles and French singer Sylvie Vartan during an 18-day run of concerts at the Olympia Theater in Paris in 1964, shortly before the Beatles made their first trip to the U.S.

The New York Times has an obituary here.

Here's Lopez, singing his big hit:


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