Doug Sahm, singer
Sir Douglas Quintet ~ Texas Tornados
birth name: Douglas Wayne Sahm

Doug Sahm

November 6, 1941, San Antonio, TX ~ November 18, 1999, Taos, NM

Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was a child prodigy in country music but became a significant figure in blues rock and other genres. Today, Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tejano music. ~ Wikipedia: Doug Sahm ~ retrieved November 5, 2013 © Wikipedia

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Doug Sahm was a highly knowledgeable and superbly competent performer of Texan musical styles, whether they be blues, country, rock & roll, Western swing, Cajun, or polkas. A child prodigy, he appeared on radio at the age of five and became a featured player (steel guitar, fiddle, and mandolin) on the the Louisiana Hayride radio program, appearing with stars such as Webb Pierce, Hank Thompson, and Hank Williams. ~ Allmusic: Doug Sahm ~ retrieved November 5, 2013 © Allmusic

Sir Douglas Quintet

As catchy as their music was it struggled to find a mass audience and as diverse as their music was they really were not stars. Despite this, their influence was heard in other Tex-Mex based bands that followed. Their leader, Doug Sahm was considered a legend in the field and considering that they did receive a [Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame] nomination in 2006 shows that they are definitely on the Hall’s radar. ~ Not In Hall Of Fame: Sir Douglas Quintet ~ retrieved November 6, 2013 © Not In Hall Of Fame

Sir Douglas Quintet ~ She's About A Mover ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.

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