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The song title "AT THE END OF THE HIGHWAY" by the "DEFIANTS"

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Hookersam

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Feb 12, 2011
In the mid to late sixties a band from Espanola, NM; THE "DEFIANTS", recorded a song called "AT THE END OF THE HIGHWAY". I have been trying to locate a copy of it but have been unsuccessful. I understand in talking to some of the people that have been so wonderful in trying to help me locate it, that this song was re-released a couple of years ago by one of the original band members. in 1967 I was the president of a high school club in Santa Rosa, NM who promoted the Band for a school dance. I't was a huge success! I would love to talk to any one of the original band member to compare notes and memories. if you can answer my request I will provide you a way to hook up with me. Any and all reponses will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,

Hookersam
chango

San Jose, CA

#2 Dec 13, 2011
Hookersam wrote:
In the mid to late sixties a band from Espanola, NM; THE "DEFIANTS", recorded a song called "AT THE END OF THE HIGHWAY". I have been trying to locate a copy of it but have been unsuccessful. I understand in talking to some of the people that have been so wonderful in trying to help me locate it, that this song was re-released a couple of years ago by one of the original band members. in 1967 I was the president of a high school club in Santa Rosa, NM who promoted the Band for a school dance. I't was a huge success! I would love to talk to any one of the original band member to compare notes and memories. if you can answer my request I will provide you a way to hook up with me. Any and all reponses will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again,
Hookersam
I have an mp3 of the song. reply with you email and I will get it out to you.
Honestly

Birds Landing, CA

#3 Dec 13, 2011
That was one of my favorite songs at the time and probably still to this day. A true classic of the times.
Honestly

United States

#4 Dec 15, 2011
And this is where I heard it first way back when:

http://lightningstream.surfernetwork.com/Medi...

Since: Sep 08

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#5 Dec 18, 2011
The band members were:

David Salazar, Mike Salazar, Carlos Duran, Johnnie Lucero, and Richard Frank, Mike Duran.

March 16, 1966
Art in Colorado

Westcliffe, CO

#6 Feb 5, 2012
Hey Hookersam, did you ever find a copy? I have been looking for it for a long time. I would love to hear it again. The leader of the Defiants name is David Salazar. He later recorded some beatifull albums of old spanish classics. He had a pretty major hit with a song calle "Crei" Dave is a great person and entertainer. He used to play weekend evenings at a place called Rancho De Chimayo in Chimayo, NM My dear parents loved him and his music so much. If you find it let me know. Art
Hookersam wrote:
In the mid to late sixties a band from Espanola, NM; THE "DEFIANTS", recorded a song called "AT THE END OF THE HIGHWAY". I have been trying to locate a copy of it but have been unsuccessful. I understand in talking to some of the people that have been so wonderful in trying to help me locate it, that this song was re-released a couple of years ago by one of the original band members. in 1967 I was the president of a high school club in Santa Rosa, NM who promoted the Band for a school dance. I't was a huge success! I would love to talk to any one of the original band member to compare notes and memories. if you can answer my request I will provide you a way to hook up with me. Any and all reponses will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again,
Hookersam
Tom from New Mexico

Bend, OR

#7 Jul 10, 2013
chango wrote:
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I have an mp3 of the song. reply with you email and I will get it out to you.
I grew up in Espaņola, NM, and graduated high school in 1966 (from Los Alamos, 30 miles away). I knew all the band members and we partied with them some times after a gig. And of course, we all saw each other every day or so. By we, I mean me and Judy Ellsworth, Larry Lujan, and Kathy Beck, to name a few. Becky Archuleta was around, and my close friend Dalton Denton. Other names keep popping up in my head even after more than 45 years.
If my memory is correct, Richard was the lead singer, I think Johnnie Lucero was the drummer, and I remember I really liked David Salazar as a friend - a truly nice guy.
I, too, would love to find a copy of that mp3. And a copy of the lyrics would be great. I can hear the song in my mind and sing along with the first few lines.
I think the first two lines were:
"At the end of the highway, there's no place left to go,
At the end of the rainbow, there's no more pot of gold..."
During all the dances where they played, all of us guys particularly appreciated that song - it let us dance slow with our sweethearts!
Thanks to the person who listed their names of the band members: David Salazar, Mike Salazar, Carlos Duran, Johnnie Lucero, and Richard Frank, Mike Duran. I wonder where they all are now.
Thanks for this thread. I see I am about 2 years behind, but I just had to post. I would be glad to send chango my email address if he/she is aware of this post.
Tom Hockett
Tom from New Mexico

Bend, OR

#8 Jul 10, 2013
Art in Colorado wrote:
Hey Hookersam, did you ever find a copy? I have been looking for it for a long time. I would love to hear it again. The leader of the Defiants name is David Salazar. He later recorded some beatifull albums of old spanish classics. He had a pretty major hit with a song calle "Crei" Dave is a great person and entertainer. He used to play weekend evenings at a place called Rancho De Chimayo in Chimayo, NM My dear parents loved him and his music so much. If you find it let me know. Art
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Hi, Art,

I "misremembered" - you are right, David was the leader, not Richard as I put in my previous post.

I just flashed on the night a bunch of us sat around listening to 1520 KOMA, Oklahoma City, "50,000 watts of power!" It was the only radio station we could get at night at that time. And we were waiting for the song to play. When it did, we all partied a bunch. What a thrill for a bunch of teenagers in a small town.

Oh, in case anyone reads this with news of how to obtain a copy of the mp3 (or the original 45), please let me know. My email is trjmasters@hotmail.com.

We keep the good times alive in our memories!

Tom
Carey

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Mar 19, 2014
chango wrote:
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I have an mp3 of the song. reply with you email and I will get it out to you.
would like a copy of this song
Dee

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Jul 26, 2014
Carey wrote:
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would like a copy of this song

Please let me know how to get a copy of this song.

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Jan 10

Laguna Niguel, CA

#15 Sep 6, 2014
Found it here:


Also, an album they recorded much later on iTunes and you can google David Salazar The Defiants and it pops up.
Johnny Defiant Lucero

Santa Fe, NM

#16 Oct 22, 2014
This is Johnny (now Juan) Lucero the drummer. David is retired in Bernalillo, Carlos is a retired Karate dojo instructor in Albuquerque, Richard is a YMCA director in La Brea, Cal., Mike S (bass) is a retired Pharm. assist in Espanola, Mike D (keyboard) is retired in Burque.. I am a practicing Optometrist in Las Cruces. We reunited last yr, and will be releasing a collaboration CD w/in the next 3 mo titled "Vampiro". Stay tuned to this thread for more news on it's release
Richard

Manteca, CA

#17 Oct 23, 2014
Johnny Defiant Lucero wrote:
This is Johnny (now Juan) Lucero the drummer. David is retired in Bernalillo, Carlos is a retired Karate dojo instructor in Albuquerque, Richard is a YMCA director in La Brea, Cal., Mike S (bass) is a retired Pharm. assist in Espanola, Mike D (keyboard) is retired in Burque.. I am a practicing Optometrist in Las Cruces. We reunited last yr, and will be releasing a collaboration CD w/in the next 3 mo titled "Vampiro". Stay tuned to this thread for more news on it's release
I NEVER. Worked for the YMCA, LOL, I'm a retired broadcaster. And 'Juan' is right, we have a new album coming out called Vampiro & it is great!! Stay Tuned.
Richard Rico Frank

Manteca, CA

#18 Oct 23, 2014
I remember that dance in Santa Rosa. So do all the Defiants and we still use the pictures. We loved that gig.! Our new album will be out soon."VAMPIRO "!it features all the original Defiants and all the music is originals with guest musicians who have been there done that. We are very excited but sadly not "End Of The Hiway" we may have plans for that later. I hear that an original copy of that is 1,000." Vince Guellen of Albuquerque ."(vinny the g)"
Mambo Guillen

Florence, AL

#19 Oct 24, 2014
I thought "The Morfo-men" were from Espanola ???..I'm confused.
Mambo Guillen

Florence, AL

#20 Oct 24, 2014
Pcc Chavez wrote:
Found it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =eB6BUpPW-_AXX
Also, an album they recorded much later on iTunes and you can google David Salazar The Defiants and it pops up.
I created this video..go to " youtube.com " and enter "mrmusico1000"..for all my videos..
1. Nm Bands of the 60's
2. car facts
3. Melanie fawrewell
4. manzano high reunion
and a few more

Vince Guillen (aka Mambo Guillen)
Juan Lucero

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Oct 28, 2014
Richard wrote:
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I NEVER. Worked for the YMCA, LOL, I'm a retired broadcaster. And 'Juan' is right, we have a new album coming out called Vampiro & it is great!! Stay Tuned.
Sorry Ricko ....meant to say "slept at the YWCA"....Juan

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Jan 10

Laguna Niguel, CA

#22 Oct 29, 2014
Juan Lucero wrote:
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Sorry Ricko ....meant to say "slept at the YWCA"....Juan
Hee-hee!
Richard

Ripon, CA

#25 Jun 10, 2015
The Defiants have a new album out!!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00Z0CYJ3M/ref=...

Check out the Facebook page too!!

https://m.facebook.com/TheDefiantsPresent...
Juan Lucero

Albuquerque, NM

#26 Jun 22, 2015
Its Official....."Vampiro ", the new "Defiant's album is out. The tune I wrote, produced, and performed is" Johnny's Blues". I played all instruments except guitar,(Mark Hatchfield, who has mixed for Jay and the Americans and the Beachboys, mixed and did the guitar chords in the back ground). Bobby Green (the director of the NMSU Gospel Choir who at one time doowopped under contract for Motown) did the background doowops on this tune. I am expecially proud of the Harmonica intro and solo, and the lyrics. please support us by buying at least one tune. We are on I tunes, amazon, CDbaby and 2 dozen or more cyber and other music sources. Hopefully soon at Target. The more " likes" and "reviews" the better it gets exposure. Thank you and I love you all and "stay Defiant"!

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