Conrad Lozano

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Conrad Lozano (born March 21, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician and the bass player for Los Lobos.[1]

Lozano is married to Rosemary T. Lozano and has two children: a son, Jason Lozano (drummer of the 44's, a blues band), and a daughter, Christina. He also has three grandchildren: a granddaughter, Mia Lozano, who is the youngest, and two grandsons, Riley Lozano and Joshua Ferrer Lozano, the eldest.[citation needed]

His first band was started in 1966, while he was a student at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, with his friends Danny "Hunts" Hidalgo (guitar and lead vocals) and Ruben Gonzales (drums); Lozano played electric bass and sang backup. Lozano came up with the name "Euphoria" for the band, which mostly performed covers of songs by Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and other blues artists for backyard parties, school dances, battles of the bands at ELAC and special events at Kennedy Hall on Atlantic Boulevard. The band was also hired to play events for the East L.A. car clubs "Sons of Soul" and "The New Breed".[citation needed]

The band was popular and at one point was approached by Gus Spathius, a popular concert promoter for the El Monte Legion Stadium, which was later torn down. Some bands that Euphoria opened for were the Time and the Six Pack. Later Euphoria was approached to record but had no original material at that time. Finally, after learning of a folk band from New York with the same name and a record deal, they were forced to change their name, but ended up disbanding in late 1969.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loza, Steven Joseph (1993). Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles. University of Illinois Press. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-252-06288-9. Retrieved 12 February 2011.