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Chris Montez


Among the leading rockers within the LA Hispanic community following the tragic loss of life of Ritchie Valens, Chris Montez afterwards mellowed out beneath the tutelage of Supplement Alpert and tallied several MOR-style strikes. His initial smash was on Monogram in 1962, “Let’s Dance.” It had been a milling rocker with roller-rink body organ. Montez transformed his attitude after putting your signature on with A&M. With Alpert making, Montez followed an easygoing approach on “Contact Me,” “THE GREATER I Find You,” and “TIME UPON TIME,” all solid retailers in 1966. The formulation quickly faded, nevertheless, and his last chart entry emerged the following calendar year with “Due to You.”

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Full Name Chris Montez
Profession Guitarist, Singer-songwriter
Education Hawthorne High School
Nationality American
Music Songs Let's Dance, The More I See You, There Will Never Be Another You, Ay No Digas, Some Kinda Fun, Call Me, All You Had to Do, Chiquita Mia, Love Is Here to Stay, Our Day Will Come, The Shadow of Your Smile, The Girl From Ipanema, My Baby Loves to Dance, Tell Me, Say You'll Marry Me, The Very Thought of You, The Face I Love, He's Been Leading You On, It's Not Puppy Love, Watch What Happens, Foolin' Around, Going Out of My Head, When Your Heart Is Full of Love, Somebody Loves You, Little White Lies, Monkey Fever, The Limbo, In an English Town, One Note Samba, I Feel Like Dancing, Just Friends, Dolores, Dolores
Albums The More I See You/Call Me, Ay No Digas, Hits To The Top, Watch What Happens, Foolin' Around, The Hits, Quiescent Point, Expensive Bling, Let's Dance, Time After Time, Chris Montez and the Invincibles, Let's Dance and Have Some Kinda Fun, Call Me - The A&M Years, Rockin' Blues, Let's Dance! All-Time Greatest Hits, Stuffy Fellow, Bound To Be a Winner, Winter Dress, The Lp Library, Sound and Vision, Gaudy Colours, Secret Meeting, Peasant Tasting Christmas Dinner, Dance The Night Away, Popular Culture, Get Faster, Hidden Insights, Ultimate Top Hits, Lets Have A Drink, Dance All Night Long, Lakeshore Town, The Mega Collection, Mural, Splash Of Color, Black Or White, Between, Favourite Dish, All Over The World, Blowball, Let's Dance EP (The Early Hits), As Light As Straw, Leopard Lady, Good Old Times, Remind and Reflecting, Easily Stop Time, Noble Blue, Bitter And Sweet, Off To The Sea, The Angels Sing Merry Christmas, Colorful Garden, Explore

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1 Still performs frequently on the Rock n Roll reunion tour circuit. [January 2006]
2 Protege of Ritchie Valens.



The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary performer: "Let's Dance"
High Heels and Low Lifes 2001 performer: "The More I See You"
The Misadventures of Margaret 1998 performer: "The More I See You"
Tohuwabohu TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1997 writer - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1997
I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 performer: "The More I See You"
Goodnight Sweetheart 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Off and Running 1991 performer: "THE MORE I SEE YOU"
Frantic 1988 performer: "The More I See You"
Animal House 1978 performer: "Let's Dance"
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shivaree 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode



The Chris Montez Story 2014 Documentary Himself
At the Drive-In 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Musikladen 1973 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1972 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
Where the Action Is 1966-1967 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1967 TV Series Himself - Performer
Top of the Pops 1966 TV Series Himself
Shivaree 1966 TV Series Himself
Juke Box Jury 1963 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1963 TV Series Himself

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Nuorten tanssihetki 1966 TV Series Himself - Film Guest

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