• Ruben Guevara 

    The Apollo Brothers (Hollywood, CA.)


    Personnel :

    Ruben Guevara

    Paul Amarillas

    Discography :

    1960 - My Beloved One / Riot (Cleveland 108)

    Biography :

    Ruben Guevara  reached his teens just as rock & roll and R&B were sweeping the nation, and in high school he began singing R&B harmony vocal ( music, in the mold of the Penguins, the Flamingos, et al. With two friends including Pablo Amarillas, they began as a three-vocal group called the Vanteens but soon became a duo. Ruben & Paul formed the Apollo Brothers (named after their car club, The Apollos). His early influences included Don & Dewey, the Carlos Brothers, and, a little later, Ritchie Valens. The Apollo Brothers recorded My Beloved One/Riot for Cleveland Records in 1961 and performed at various local venues: The El Monte American Legion Stadium (Richard Berry, The Olympics), The Long Beach Municipal Auditorium (Paul Anka), Pandora’s Box (The O’Jays, Dobie Gray), and were good enough to make it onto local television (Wink Martindale Live at POP w/ Don & Juan). In the 70’s Guevara singing as Lead on the Zappa’s group, Ruben & the Jets.

    Songs :

    My Beloved One                                           Riot        

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