"I hear it come on the radio and I was by myself, driving, and the windshield wipers and stuff were flapping, and I go, 'Hey, that's cool!'" Bean laughs. "When you write a song, you think it's all good, so you never really know. When you hear it on the radio — then you know you got something."

The cover of Malo's 1972 debut album.
The cover of Malo's 1972 debut album.
Richard Bean wrote the lyrics to "Suavecito"as a poem for a girl he was crushing on in math class.
Richard Bean wrote the lyrics to "Suavecito"as a poem for a girl he was crushing on in math class.

Even on that day, though, Bean had no idea just what he'd got.

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Groovy tune, vatos.

 

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