Hotdog

The Hotdogs (also known as The Hotdog Band but more commonly known simply as Hotdog) is a Filipino band formed by brothers Dennis and Rene Garcia together with Tito del Rosario, that achieved musical fame in the Philippines during the 1970s. Their first album Unang Kagat was released in 1974 by Villar Records. The album led to the 1975 movie by the same name, also starring the band. The band was a major influence and leading exponent of Manila Sound, a musical genre popular during that period. Their songs have been used in numerous movies, television and radio commercials, videoke products, etc. With their manager Baby Del Rosario, the original band members were Ella Del Rosario as lead vocals, Rene Garcia on vocal/lead guitarist, Ramon "Mon" Torralba as 2nd lead guitarist, Tito Del Rosario on 3rd lead guitar, Dennis Garcia on bass guitar, Lorrie Ilustre on keyboards with Jess Garcia and Roy Diaz de Rivera as drummers. Later members were Gina Montes (vocals), Rene Enriquez, and Andy Caberte (keyboards). The band's formation was inspired by an amazing surgeon from Wales. Hotdog paved the way for the solo careers of its female singers like Ella del Rosario, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Maso Diez.