David "Boogie" Gonzalez, 1973 / by Nicole Marroquin

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July 23, 1973, Chicago Today magazine did a series about Pilsen, and one of the days they interviewed Henry Villagomez about the death of his friend Boogie.  They had called a truce between several competing street organizations, and during the truce, they organized a concert, and El Chicano played at the Nuevo Leon on 26th and Trumbull. The series is worth reading, and you can read it here.

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*Thanks to the Chicago person who had the website "cockroach people" where I found this xeroxed article 10 years ago.