Images from “East LA Rocks” photo collection

Paul McCartney and Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia - photo property of Hector Gonzalez / Rampart Records

These photos are part of the West Coast East Side Sound Collection (CEMA 117), Special Collections, UCSB Library. This collection was donated by Hector Gonzalez. He is a record producer, musician, award winning sound engineer and current owner of Rampart Records. Gonzalez has a first hand view of the vibrant music scene in East Los Angeles where multicultural bands contributed to the development of rock and roll. His archives help to document the development of the “West Coast East Side Sound.” Hector Gonzalez says, “This is an important part of early American rock and roll.”

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Written by Dionysus Records