Pico Rivera Renaming A Street To Honor Vicente Fernández

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The city of Pico Rivera is hoping to honor legendary singer Vicente Fernández by changing the name of a street after the beloved musician.

Fernández passed away on Dec. 12th after years of health issues, he was 81 years old.

Pico Rivera is looking to rename Sports Arena Road to "Avenida Vicente Fernández."

Fernández held multiple concerts performed at the Pico Sports Arena.

In his lifetime he was awarded three Grammys and nine Latin Grammys and he also inspired a new generation of performers.

He was known for his amazing songs "El Rey," "Volver, Volver" and "Lástima que seas ajena," and his command of the ranchera and mariachi styles of music attracted fans well beyond the Mexican culture.

He sold more than 50 million records and was in more than 30 films. In April 2016, he had his last show, he said goodbye to the stage in front of about 85,000 people in Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. People came from northern Mexico, United States, Colombia and other Latin American countries just to see his last performance.


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