Bill Bentley

Los Lobos: Cesar Rosas

How the Wolf Survived

That night in 1980 quickly grew crazy. On the edge of downtown at the Olympic Auditorium, home to hard-hitting boxing matches and hell-on-wheels roller derby, Public Image Ltd. was performing, led by former Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten. Opening was an intriguing quartet from East L.A., called Los Lobos, who played......

Way Down Yonder

“I’m not sure, but I’m almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans.” —Ernie K-Doe, 1979 There are some loves that are meant to last a lifetime. You can tell the first time you feel them. That’s the way it is for New Orleans and me. In 1971, I......
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