website is dedicated to publicizing and promoting my music,
as well as Chicano music in general, which doesn't get its
share of attention in the mainstream media. In addition
to information on me and my music, there is a special emphasis
on the music and career of my dad, the late Lalo Guerrero,
and the musical artists who emerged from East Los Angeles
from the 1960s to the 80s, who were part of what has become
known as the "Eastside Sound."
Mark Guerrero began playing in rock & roll bands at age 12. He led the
popular East Los Angeles band Mark & the Escorts, who recorded two singles for
GNP Crescendo Records. Mark has also recorded as a solo artist for Ode Records (produced
by the legendary Lou Adler), Capitol Records, and with his group Tango, for A&M
Records. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Herb Alpert, Trini
Lopez, Chan Romero, and his father, Lalo Guerrero. Mark has performed on
stage with Redbone, Eric Burdon, El Chicano, Tierra, Lalo Guerrero, and many
others. As a Chicano and East L.A. music historian, Mark has written over
a hundred articles, hosts a radio podcast, been a guest on numerous
radio and television programs, consulted for museums, and lectured at
universities. See Mark's bio
for more detailed information.
Mark Guerrero Radio Now a Podcast
Mark's "Chicano Music Chronicles" show is now a free podcast at podbeam.com.
Mark's interviews with such artists as Pat Vegas of Redbone, Trini Lopez, Lonnie
Jordan of War, Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Chris Montez, Sunny Ozuna, Chan Romero, and many more can be heard, shared, and
here to visit the page.
"Face and Heart- An
a children's book is now out and available at amazon.com
A song by Mark Guerrero Illustrated by
Shadow Ridge School Art & Media high school students
The Aztec elders taught their children to be very respectful towards others.
These rules were called the huehuetlatolli or “words of the elders.” Part of
this training included teaching their young the universal truth of their concept
of “face and heart.” The Aztecs believed that the face represents your
character, the basis of honesty and integrity; your heart, love and compassion
for your fellow man. Together, an Aztec who exhibited a balance of both was
deemed a quality member of society. Click
to purchase the book at amazon.com.
Featured Videos by Jammin Classics
"On the Boulevard" words & music by Mark Guerrero
video by Jammin Classics
Mark & the
"Get Your Baby" music by Thomas - Edwards
Mark & the
Escorts recording in a movie
Mark & the Escorts, my
teenage band, recorded an instrumental called "Get Your Baby" in 1965.
Fifty two years later the recording is featured in a major motion picture,
"Logan Lucky" directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Daniel
Craig, Adam Driver, Katie Holmes, and Hillery Swank. The entire recording is played
about an hour into the movie during a scene which begins with Daniel Craig doing
push ups in prison. "Get Your Baby" is also on the movie soundtrack album,
along with Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Denver, Dr. John, and Bo Diddley.
What's New pages have information about upcoming
and recent shows, events, lectures, books, CDs and DVDs.
There are also "What's New" archives.
The Miscellaneous Writings page contains
stories of many of my recent and past "live" shows and
recording sessions. Included are stories of my two
trips to Liverpool, England, where I performed at the
legendary Cavern Club; my musical experiences with artists
such as Eric Burdon, Ry Cooder, Flaco Jimenez, Redbone,
Harry Nilsson, Trini Lopez, and others; my performance with
my dad in Paris, France, and our trip to the White House.
Also on this page are related book, documentary, and CD reviews
I've written, including for a book entitled "Land of a
Thousand Dances" in which I'm featured. You can also
read about a book on the life of my dad, Lalo Guerrero, "Lalo- My Life and Music" and liner
notes and a bio of my teenage band, Mark & the Escorts,
I wrote for a CD released in 2000, "Eastside Sound, Vol.
2, Featuring Mark & the Escorts" on Dionysus Records.
Guerrero Band page has information on my band,
Radio Aztlán, which I started in 2002 as a vehicle for my
original music. We had our first gig, July 20, 2002
at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA, on the bill with Malo
and Tierra. Also read about our appearances at The Hop in the City of
Industry, CA, La Placita Village in Tucson, AZ, the Gene Autry
Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, the 2003 Latin
Oldies Festival in San Bernardino, and the John Anson Ford
Theater in Hollywood. In 2008, I retired the name and
have since performed my original music, with some of my dad's,
using the name the Mark Guerrero Band. I use different
numbers of musicians based on the venue and show.
Songwritingpage features sound bytes, cover and label scans, and information on
my songs that have been recorded by me and other artists.
The Mark Guerrero Videos page features
selected "live" performances from 1985 to the
These include my performances at The Cavern in Liverpool,
England, Cite de la Musique in Paris, France, and various
highlights from other concerts, television appearances, and
The Lecture/Performance page is dedicated to information on
lectures and lecture/performances I've done at universities,
museums, and other venues.
The Lalo & Mark page has information
on concerts and recordings I did with my dad, the late legendary
Chicano singer/songwriter, Lalo Guerrero. It also has
a photo and flyer gallery, along with seven pages of videos
of performances I did with my father between 1998 and 2000.
The Mark & the Escorts page has
the history of my 1960s teenage band, which is currently
doing occasional reunion shows. Our 1965 recording of
"Get Your Baby" has become a garage rock classic, having been included on many
60s compilations around the world.
The Tango (My
70s Band)page has the history of my 1970s band, which recorded an album
and single for A&M Records.
& Sound Bytes page includes radio shows
on which I'm a guest, in addition to other related sound bytes of
The Chicano Music Chroniclespage has information on my internet radio show and
digital players to hear most of the shows.
shows include interviews with the artists about their music
and careers. My favorite recordings by each artist are
played and discussed. My guests include Trini Lopez,
Chris Montez, Chan
Romero, Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Lonnie Jordan of War, Rene
Rene, Sunny Ozuna, Fred Sanchez and Jerry Salas of El Chicano, Rudy Salas
of Tierra, Little Ray Jimenez, Little Willie G, Geri "Geree"
Martinez, Los Illegals, George Ochoa of Yaqui, Steve Salas
of Tierra, George Landa of Los Nawdy Dawgs, Butch Rillera of Redbone, Gabriel
Manzo of Malo, pc Muñoz, Jose "Dr. Loco" Cuellar, and various principals of the Eastside
Sound of the 60s. These include Richard "Scar"
Lopez of Cannibal & the Headhunters, George Delgado of
The Premiers, Sal Murillo of The Blendells, Max Uballez and
Andy Tesso of The Romancers, Rudy Salas of the Salas
Brothers, Arty Perez of Redbone, Gabriel Manzo, pc Munoz, Jose "Dr.
Loco" Cuellar, and Ersi Arvizu of The Sisters.
The Main Photo Gallery pages have
photo images of most of the artists featured on this website, either in
articles, my radio show, and artists I've met or worked with throughout the
The Media Clippings page has newspaper
and internet articles pertaining to my career from the mid-60s to the
The Local Gig Page has information on
where I'm performing locally around the Coachella Valley of California where I
reside. It also has information on past local gigs.
My Related Linkspages have links to a multitude of other related websites. Included
are websites of other musical artists, record companies,
television/film/documentaries, community, media, comedy, art, radio shows, and