Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
"The Robot Walk"
Tony Alamo

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Above: Double-truck advertisement, overall 15x22 inches, in Billboard magazine, September 12, 1964, for Tony Alamo's "The Robot Walk," a wanna-be cult single that he recorded on his Little Mark Records label. Audio file below.

Text reads: "Do you want Tony & his girl machines to saucer to your area to teach the Robot Walk?!?"

After failing to make it as a pop singer, Alamo, aka Bernie Lazar Hoffman, "saucered" to Saugus (Sleepy Valley/Agua Dulce) where he established a cult ministry (different meaning of "cult"), provided construction labor for the Canyon High School football stadium in 1968, distributed anti-Catholic tracts in parking lots, shortchanged workers who manufactured his custom sequined denim jackets, served time for income-tax evasion, and ultimately was sentenced to 175 years in federal prison for transporting children across state lines for sexual purposes. He died May 3, 2017, in a prison hospital in North Carolina.

LW3595: 9600 dpi jpeg from original magazine purchased 2019 by Leon Worden.

Tony Alamo in His Own Words

The Tony Alamo Story (by Alamo Church)


"Little Yankee Girl" 1964


"Big Coal Man" 1964


"The Robot Walk" 1964


Original Signed Fashion Artwork n.d.


Bill Clinton on Tony Alamo 2004


Alamo Ministering from Prison 2011


Lawyer Goes After Church Property 2014

Obituary 5/3/2017

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