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May 20, 2009" EMF" stands for the largest of the El Monte gangs, El Monte Flores. Long ago there was only one gang in El Monte, called El Monte. When I was a teenager in the mid 1960s, many Los Angeles teens would drive to the El Monte American Legion Stadium to see rock and roll shows emceed by radio celebrities like Huggy Boy or Wolfman Jack. Three years later Zappa contacted Laboe about recording" Memories of El Monte, " a tribute to the music and culture of the Legion Stadium dancehall.

Though the song never charted nationally, it did emerge as a local favorite as it reminisced about the lost musical venue: " Oh, I remember those wonderful dances, in El Monte, in El Monte. " El Monte, in the fifties and very early sixties, was home to the El Monte Legion Stadium; through its doors passed every musical group and artist of the day. From gospel to R& B to rock and roll and country every great black artist played that hall when they played LA. Crawford's store became known as the" largest country store in the world, " and the car culture that enveloped Southern California in the postwar years went through significant developmental chapters in El Monte, home of such regionally famous stops as El Monte DriveIn Theatre, Legion Stadium, and the circular, iconic Stan's DriveIn diner.

Sep 17, 2011 Art found the El Monte Legion Stadium which was big enough to promote his Oldies But Goodies show. The El Monte Legion could hold up to 3, 000 people. Art would put on a show every other week for three years. Entertainment history. El Monte is credited with being the birthplace of TV variety shows.

Hometown Jamboree, a KTLATV Los Angelesbased show, was actually produced at the American Legion Stadium in El Monte, California in the 1950s. The Saturday night stage show was hosted and produced by Cliffie Stone, who Sep 15, 2011 FZ described the other vocalists as" a bunch of guys from the car wash" but they were El Monte Legion Stadium favourites The Viceroys.

The very first tunes that I wrote were 50's doo wop, Memories Of El Monte, and stuff like that. Art found the El Monte Legion Stadium which was big enough to promote his Oldies But Goodies show. The El Monte Legion could hold up to 3, 000 people.

Art El Monte became an established community late in the 1850smuch earlier than most cities in what later became Los Angeles Countyas the western terminus of the Santa Fe Trail.

home of such regionally famous stops as El Monte DriveIn Theatre, Legion Stadium, and the circular, iconic Stan's DriveIn diner.

I had hoped the book would have More about this book About the author For this marvelous retrospective of the city's formative years, the El Monte Historical Society has selected more than 150 vintage images from the collections of the El Monte Historical Society Museum, one of Southern California's outstanding local history venues. In 1960, Art Laboe released one of the first oldies compilations, Memories of El Monte, a collection of songs by bands that used to play at the dances Laboe organized at El Monte Legion Stadium in El Monte, A chapter in the book, El Monte is a community steeped in rich cultural history, especially in the areas of rock n roll and country music.

This quiet town just east of Los Angeles saw an influx of performers flocking to the El Monte Legion Stadium to perform their biggest hits. Artist Vincent Ramos narrates the legacy of El Monte Legion Stadium in a fourpanel mural at the El Monte Bus Station.

With bold graphic qualities of a Murals at El Monte Station: Vincent Ramos KCET Explore the history and evolution of Latinos in U. S. popular music. Presented by Ford Motor Company Fund and the Smithsonian. Chicano rock is the distinctive style of rock and roll music performed by Mexican Americans from East L. A. and Southern California that contains themes of our cultural experiences.

El Monte Legion Stadium, San Where Wrestling's Regional History Lives! Regional Territories: WWA Los Angeles. Search Kayfabe Memories. Regional Territories 4. Auditoriums wrestling operation, Jeff wore many hats.

One of these was promoting wrestling shows at the El Monte Legion Stadium. As I said before, the Southern California territory stretched from San Diego