…became known for his rockabilly music and his cool persona as Eddie Con Los Shades. In 1958, he legally changed his name from Baldemar Huerta to Freddy Fender. He took Fender from the guitar and amplifier, and Freddy because the alliteration sounded good and would “…sell better with Gringos!”
Were they great? Individually, yes, collectively no, but they were entertaining in a fun bar band kinda way. With the deaths of Sahm and Fender, Shawn Sahm is continuing to publish unreleased tracks and record with Meyers and Jiménez.
With all the nasty weather damage in Texas today, it’s time for some Tejano on The Overnight Open Thread.
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