Trini Lopez was a popular singer whose version of “Lemon Tree” was a hit song.
- Died: Tuesday, August 11. (Who else died on August 11?)
- Details of Death: Died at the age of 83 from COVID-19, confirmed to Heavy.com by his personal assistant
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Trinidad Lopez III was born in Dallas, Texas and started playing in bands as a teenager. In 1963, he released his debut album, “Trini Lopez at PJ’s,” which fearued a version of “If I Had a Hammer” that became his first top ten hit in the U.S. His 1965 version of the folk song “Lemon Tree” was a top 20 song on Billboard. Gibson guitars asked Lopez to design two acoustic guitars, both of which are highly sought after collectibles today. Lopez also acted and played one of the “Dirty Dozen” in the 1967 movie.
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Full Obituary: Heavy.com