Los Lobos will forever be The Golden State all-stars…
The Mexican-American Grammy-winning rock band from East Los Angeles will be among the honorees inducted into the California Hall of Fame next week, joining the likes of The Go-Gos, and Ava Duvernay.
Los Lobos rose to international stardom in 1987, when their version of Ritchie Valens‘ “La Bamba” peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, and several other countries. They are also known for performing the theme song for Handy Manny.
Songs by Los Lobos have been recorded by Elvis Costello, Waylon Jennings, Frankie Yankovic and Robert Plant.
In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2018, they were inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will headline a ceremony at the California Museum on February 6.
Other inductees include master chef Helene An, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, computer scientist Vinton Cerf, federal judge and civil rights leader Thelton E. Henderson, basketball player and sports broadcaster Cheryl Miller, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and artistic director and choreographer Brenda Way.
The inductees will be the 17th class of individuals to receive the honors, which were started by then-California First Lady Maria Shriver.