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The mafia wars raged on during this time and an on-going FBI investigation harassed Angel for years about information concerning his Godfather, information that he didn’t know. He stayed for 26 years performing abroad, playing for celebrities and politicians, only to return to America in late 2011. After returning from Tokyo, Angel began searching for a new band.
Connections brought together Angel and The Jason Gutierrez 3 (Jason Gutierrez on guitar/vocals, Sal Gutierrez on bass, and Jon Biggs on drums).
Jimmy tried to explain he was no singer like Elvis, but no wasn’t a reasonable answer for the opportunity.
They told Angel, “We own ten record companies — we can make you a star. Just do what you’re told and we’ll take care of the rest.” He accepted the offer when they handed his mother ,000.
A new album by Angel and his band is due out around the same time as the documentary.
Not only was he feisty, but also his charming smile and luscious black hair made an uncanny resemblance to that of his schoolmate at Humes High, Elvis Presley.
As his career in music developed he discovered that the mob and music were inevitably tied, and his growing popularity meant more attention from the head of it all. Angel’s status in Rock ‘n Roll and loyalty to the Colombo family meant that he was the poster child for the Italian-American civil rights movement. (But) I love America and I want to get it back.” Decades abroad didn’t leave Angel’s patriotism abandoned. They just talked.” His focus allowed him to appear in 35,000 teen magazines, record four albums and over 30 hit singles including “Teenager in Love” and “Thank You For Loving Me.” At 79 years old he’s still rocking.