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August 21, 1945 - October 6, 2015 Legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist, Hirth Martinez, lifelong resident of Los Angeles, has passed. He filled the earth with exquisite melodies, songs, and poems while on his musical sojourn here, which included several tours in Japan. He was discovered by Bob Dylan which led to his first two critically acclaimed albums released by Warner Bros in 1975 and 1977. He is survived and missed by his great love of 19 years, Indira Judith Parsons; two daughters: Vignette Noelle (Lucas) Lammott; Kelli Djinji (Oscar) Wood; six grandchildren; Andromeda Lammott; Alissa, Harmonie, Leah, and Katelynn Wood; Spencer Lubs; a sister, Judy Martinez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Helen. A musical memorial honoring Hirth's career and life will be held at the Elks in Montebello, November 8, 1-6pm.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 21 to Oct. 24, 2015
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