Even before they were called Latinos, I knew I wanted a Latino name. Those names were just so much, you know, cooler than the Anglo ones. (I also wanted the long, straight, shiny hair common to many Asians. I may have had some identity problems.)
I recently interviewed Chip Douglas who produced numerous hit records in the 1960s, including "Happy Together" and "Elenore" for The Turtles, as well as "Daydream Believer," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," and several others for The Monkees.