Sunday, April 29, 2012

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN` (Danny Diaz and the Checkmates)

Danny Diaz -guitar & Vocal
Romeo Diaz -Keyboard
Rudy Diaz -bass
Michael Samson -drum (younger brother of the Samson family)
From Questing Bandstand:
Danny Diaz & The Checkmates were three Filipino brothers with their brother-in-law (Romeo is married to Christine Samson, the one-time singer and bassist with D'Topnotes). They formed in Hong Kong and had a major hit "It's So Easy" in 1966. The group's big break came when they beat out the other top acts like Teddy Robin & The Playboys and The Mystics in the Levi's Battle Of The Bands held in the Hong Kong Football Stadium in 1969. They went to the UK and made a few recordings out there including "Solomon Grundy", 1969 UK). They disbanded in 1982. Danny Diaz stay on the pop scene as a solo act.