Crying 96 Tears

@RasmaSandra (14764)
Riga, Latvia
November 3, 2016 5:15pm CST
I really doubt it that you could count 96 tears but these tears worked well for a group with a very strange name ? and the Mysterians. Things just keep getting stranger since band member Rudy Martinez who was born in Mexico but lived in Michigan actually changed his name to a punctuation mark. Perhaps he doubted his own existence. The band gained popularity with their hit “96 Tears” that finally reached the top of the Billboard pop chart in 1966. The group was formed of four Mexican-American teenagers in Saginaw, Michigan who started playing instrumental music in a garage. They chose their name from a Japanese science fiction movie. It was Martinez’s poem titled “Too Many Teardrops” that became “96 Teardrops”. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/96-tears-becomes-a-1-hit-for-the-enigmatic-and-influential-and-the-mysterians
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@MALUSE (34426)
• Denmark
3 Nov 16
Prince also changed his name, but it was a mere symbol and unpronounceable. At least, I don't know what people said when they were talking about him.
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• Preston, England
5 Nov 16
the name makes me think of The Mysterions in Captain Scarlet puppet shows
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@JudyEv (107779)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
I don't know this song or the group at all.
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@JohnRoberts (44566)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Nov 16
A great song.
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• Rochester, New York
3 Nov 16
I listened to the song and am not sure why it was so well liked. The guy ? just about repeated the same words over and over again. lol
@RasmaSandra (14764)
• Riga, Latvia
5 Nov 16
Well you know it just take a song to catch on no matter what it's like and people just follow along @LisaSteinmetz
@DianneN (66266)
• United States
3 Nov 16
My husband and I remember 96 Tears. Did he change his name before or after Prince changed his to a symbol?
@RasmaSandra (14764)
• Riga, Latvia
5 Nov 16
He did it first because this was in 1966 @DianneN
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