11 August 2020
Mexican-American singer Trini Lopez, who had a hit in 1963 with his version of If I Had A Hammer and played one of The Dirty Dozen (1967), has died at the age of 83 of complications from coronavirus.
In the mid-60s he was releasing as many as five albums a year, though that slowed in the late 70s. While he continued performing, he released very little music until 2000, when he began recording again and released a further six albums.
He also starred in a self-titled TV variety show in 1969.