Just learned that legendary garage rock frontman ?, of ? and the Mysterians, has lost all his possessions in a house fire. The Mysterians, of course, are best known for the classic "96 Tears".
Mr. ? (as the New York Times would call him), nee either Rudy Martinez or Reeto Rodriquez, has been living with his manager and manager's wife for many years, while continuing to perform live and record. Their Clio, MI home burned on January 17, and all that was saved was three (of the seven) Yorkshire Terriers they'd raised and a couple of pairs of ?'s trademark Raybans. Unfortunately these folks had no fire insurance. If you'd like to help out, donations can be sent to:
? and the Mysterians
P.O. Box 96
Clio, MI 48420
You can also visit the band's MySpace page for the latest information on all things ?.