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Sunny & The Sunliners

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As many fans may know Sunny has been in the entertainment business for over 50 years. Sunny started a band of a few friends; one of which helped him form the initial band itself. Between the time period of 1957 & 1958, Rudy Guerra and Sunny formed Sunny and the Sunglows which consisted of 6 teenage members; Norwood Perry (bass), Al Condy (guitar), George Strickland (drums), Rudy Guerra (saxophone), and Sunny Ozuna (vocals). The Sunglows played at Lackland Airforce Base and other military clubs around San Antonio. Though they were payed close to nothing, the thrill,adrenalin, and fun that the teens got out of having a band and performing kept them going.

About 1961 the members of the band were changed a bit, and Sunny was strongly encouraged to sing songs in Spanish. After much thought and convincing, the gigs and much of the song playlist took place in Spanish. In 1963 Sunny picked up some new band mates, Jesse Villanueva’s The Rockin’ Vees, in Houston, Texas. Upon doing so, the band’s name changed to what we know today, Sunny and the Sunliners.

Sunny left the sunliners and became somewhat of a solo artist. Sunny and a trio of close friends(Freddie Martinez, Augustin Ramirez, and Carlos Guzman)better known as The Legends, earned themselves a Grammy in 2000. Currently there is strong talk about more work with The Legends as well as many various shows and appearances by Sunny Ozuna himself in the near future.

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