Seventies punchline flares briefly into the news again:

Charo says she has a beef with her neighbors.

 

The Spanish-American guitarist and entertainer says she had to give up her pet bull after a neighbor in Beverly Hills, Calif., complained about the smell of its feces.

 

Charo says she adopted the bull calf after they filmed an anti-bullfighting video together for the animal rights group PETA in 2009. She says now the bull has grown "Beverly Hills people complain" about the aroma.

 

A Beverly Hills spokeswoman confirms officials advised a resident livestock isn't allowed in the city.

 

Charo says the bull is named Manolo. She says it lives at a Malibu horse farm but is still allowed to visit her.

 

The entertainer appears in the SiTV series "Latino 101." She just released the single "Sexy Sexy."

What was her catchphrase again? Hoochie Coochie? Ooochie Ahchie? Whatever. Wikipedia says her real name is - ready? María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Gutiérrez de los Perales Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Hinojosa Rasten. No one seems quite sure how old she is:

Official documents in Murcia, Spain (where she was born) and the United States indicate she was born in 1941, but Charo has insisted she was born in 1951 and persuaded a United States court to uphold the 1951 birth year as official.

 

The performer has said in past interviews that her parents allowed her to falsify her age to appear to be older after marrying 66-year-old band leader Xavier Cugat when she was 15. Further complicating the question is the fact that contemporary press reports gave her age at marriage as 21, an April 1966 column on the wedding plans stated she was 20 and Cugat was 60,and columns less than two years before the marriage refer to her as Cugat's "18-year-old protegée" — which, if she was falsifying her age, would have made her actually 13 at the time.

If you’re wondering about “Sexy Sexy” - here you go.

 

You’re welcome.

 

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