With a new reissue, 1970's Chicano rock band God's Children brings Thee Midniters' history back into focus

Garcia and Jimenez, however, missed the city, and in mid-’71 they were approached by Victor Franco at the Mechicano Arts Center in East L.A. Wanting to represent the Chicano movement at the Palladium, he asked God’s Children to perform on a bill with Latin rock band El Chicano and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, whose “Viva Tirado” El Chicano had made into a hit.