Hollywood Walk of Fame

Iconic Norteño Band Los Huracanes Del Norte Receives Walk of Fame Star

The pioneering norteño band whose founding members came from Mexico to California, where they worked in fields by day and performed at night, will have a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Members of Norteno musical group Los Huracanes Del Norte pose for a photo during a ceremony to unveil their Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.
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Award-winning norteño group Los Huracanes Del Norte was honored Wednesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The ceremony was in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the band recording its first album in September 1972. The group went on to create 68 albums that earned three Grammy nominations and other awards.

Heraclio "Rocky" Garcia, one of the band's four founding members, was at the ceremony at 7060 Hollywood Blvd., between La Brea and Sycamore avenues. He spoke to fans in a video posted Tuesday from a room overlooking the Walk of Fame.

Son Roberto Heraclio "Rocky Jr." García, a vocalist who plays the bajo sexto, a Mexican 12-string guitar, also spoke at the event.

The star is the 2,732nd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.

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How to watch the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

The ceremony was streamed at 11:30 a.m. on the Walk of Fame's website. You can watch it above.

Temperatures in Hollywood were expected to climb into the mid-90s as Southern California enters another day of excessive heat warnings. The ceremony was on the shady south side of Hollywood Boulevard.

Fans were advised to hydrate and try to stay cool.

About Los Huracanes Del Norte

The elder Garcia and his brothers Jesus, Francisco and Jose were farmworkers from Yahualica, Jalisco Mexico. Raised in Tangancícuaro, Michoacan, they came to California where they worked in fields during the day and performed at night.

They came up with the band's name as they were recording their first album during a stormy night.

The band had its first gold album, "La Guera Musiquera," in 1979.

In the early 2000s, Roberto Heraclio "Rocky Jr." García and his brother, drummer Antonio "El Guero" Garcia joined the band, along with singer and accordionist José Luis "El Chapete" Mejia.

The band received a best norteño album Grammy nomination in 2006 for "Puro Pa' Arriba."

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