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  1. Freddy Fender - Wikipedia › wiki › Freddy_Fender

    Freddy Fender (born Baldemar Garza Huerta; June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006) was an American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados.

  2. Freddy Fender – Wikipedia › wiki › Freddy_Fender

    Freddy Fender (* 4. Juni 1937 in San Benito, Texas als Baldemar Garza Huerta; † 14. Oktober 2006 in Corpus Christi, Texas) war ein US-amerikanischer Country - Sänger mexikanischer Abstammung.

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  4. The Best of Freddy Fender - Wikipedia › wiki › The_Best_of_Freddy_Fender

    The Best of Freddy Fender is a greatest hits album by Freddy Fender that was released in 1977. The 1980 reissue MCA cassette tape version erroneously states the title on the end spine as "The Best of Freddy Fender Plus Seven". Track listing. Before the Next Teardrop Falls" (Ben Peters, Vivian Keith)

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  5. Freddy Fender - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre › wiki › Freddy_Fender

    Freddy Fender (4 de junio de 1937, San Benito, Texas - 14 de octubre de 2006, Corpus Christi, Texas) fue un cantante estadounidense de ascendencia mexicana, heredero de dos culturas diferentes. Se perfiló como intérprete de rock and roll, música country y música Pop.

  6. Freddy Fender — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Freddy_Fender

    Oct 14, 2006 · From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Freddy Fender (born Balde­mar Garza Huerta; June 4, 1937 – Oc­to­ber 14, 2006) was an Amer­i­can Te­jano, coun­try and rock and roll mu­si­cian, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tor­na­dos.

  7. Freddy Fender | Military Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Freddy_Fender
    • Early Years
    • Initial Success
    • Number One on Pop and Country Charts
    • Later Years
    • Death and Legacy
    • Film Credits
    • Discography
    • Honors
    • References
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    Fender was born in San Benito, Texas, United Statesto Margarita (Garza) Huerta and her Mexican immigrant husband Serapio Huerta. He made his first radio appearance at age 10 on Harlingen's radio station KGBT, singing a then hit, "Paloma Querida". Fender dropped out of high school at age 16 in 1953, and when he turned 17, he enlisted for three years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served time in the brig on several occasions because of his drinking, and he was court martialed in August 1956 and discharged with rank of private (E-1). According to Fender, he later received a letter from the U.S. Department of the Navy saying that he had been wrongfully discharged dishonorably because of alcoholism, and he was given a general discharge. He returned to Texas and played nightclubs, bars, and honky-tonks throughout the south, mostly to Latino audiences. In 1957, then known as El Bebop Kid, he released two songs to moderate success in Mexico and South America: Spanish-language versions of Elvi...

    In 1959, Fender recorded the blues ballad "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights". The song was a hit, but he was beset by legal troubles in May 1960 after he and a band member were arrested for possession of marijuana in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After serving nearly three years in the Angola prison farm, he was released through the intervention of then-governor Jimmie Davis, also a songwriter and musician. Davis requested that Fender stay away from music while on probation as a condition of his release. However, in a 1990 NPR interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross (rebroadcast October 17, 2006),Fender said that the condition for parole was to stay away from places that served alcohol. By the end of the 1960s, Fender was back in Texas working as a mechanic, and attending a local junior college, while playing music only on the weekends.

    In 1974, Fender recorded "Before the Next Teardrop Falls". The single was selected for national distribution and became a number one hit on the Billboard Country and Pop charts. It sold over a million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA in May 1975. His next three singles, "Secret Love", "You'll Lose a Good Thing", and a remake of "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", all reached number one on the Billboard Country charts. Between 1975 and 1983, Fender charted 21 country hits, including "Since I Met You Baby", "Vaya con Dios", "Livin' It Down", and "The Rains Came". "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" became Fender's second million-selling single, with the gold disc presentation taking place in September 1975. Fender also was successful on the pop charts. Besides "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" reaching number one on the pop charts in May 1975, "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights" went into the pop top 10 and "Secret Love" into the top 20. "Since I Met You Baby", "You'll Lose A Good T...

    Texas Tornados

    In 1989, Fender teamed up with fellow Tex–Mex musicians Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiménez, and Augie Meyers to form the Texas Tornados, whose work meshed conjunto, Tejano, R&B, country, and blues to wide acclaim. When the Texas Tornados went to audition for Warner Bros. Records, Fender did not think that the group was strong enough, so he brought his own band. The audition was nearly a bust, because he played country music and that was not what the executives were looking for. Fender was persuaded to...

    Los Super 7

    In the late 1990s, Fender joined another supergroup, Los Super Seven, with Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Flaco Jiménez, Ruben Ramos, Joe Ely, and country singer Rick Trevino. The group won a 1998 Grammy in the Mexican American Performance category for their self-titled disc.

    Later work

    In 2001, Fender made his final studio recording, a collection of classic Mexican boleros titled La Música de Baldemar Huertathat brought him a third Grammy award, this time in the category of Latin Pop Album. Rose Reyes, who worked with Fender in 2004 for a Texas Folklife and Austin tribute titled "Fifty Years of Freddy Fender", said of the album, "When he did Mexican standards at that point in his career, I expected it to be good because he's a perfectionist. But that record is so beautifull...

    On March 13, 2001, Freddy Fender was erroneously reported to be dead by Billboard. He laughed off the magazine's error.He underwent a kidney transplant in 2002 with a kidney donated by his daughter and underwent a liver transplant in 2004. Nonetheless, his condition continued to worsen. He was suffering from an "incurable cancer" in which he had tumors on his lungs. On December 31, 2005, Fender performed his last concert and resumed chemotherapy. He died in 2006 at the age of 69 of lung cancer at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas, with his family at his bedside. He was buried in his hometown of San Benito. He had said in a 2004 interview with the Associated Press that he wished to become the first Mexican American inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. A Freddy Fender Museum and The Conjunto Music Museum opened November 17, 2007, in San Benito. They share a building with the San Benito Historical Museum. His family maintains the Freddy Fender Scholarship Fund, and donates to...

    In 1988, Fender played the mayor of a small New Mexico town in the Robert Redford–directed film The Milagro Beanfield War. Fender also appeared as Tony in the prison movie Short Eyes, a 1977 film adaptation, directed by Robert M. Young, of the Miguel Pinero play.Fender played the role of Pancho Villa in 1979's She Came to the Valley (later released as Texas in Flames). The movie was directed by Albert Band and based on the book by Cleo Dawson. Fender also appeared as himself in an episode of the television series The Dukes of Hazzard.


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    Academy of Country Music (1975) - "Most Promising Male Vocalist"
    Country Music Association (1975) - "Single of the Year" for "Before the Next Teardrop Falls"
    Grammy nominations in 1975, 1976, and 1997
    Tejano Music Hall of Fame (1987)
    Tucker, Stephen R. (1998). "Freddy Fender". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 170–1.
    John Broven, South to Louisiana: Music of the Cajun Bayous(Gretna, La.: Pelican Press, 1983).
    Shane K. Bernard, Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues(Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1996).
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  9. Before the Next Teardrop Falls (song) - Wikipedia › wiki › Before_the_Next_Teardrop

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia " Before the Next Teardrop Falls " is an American country and pop song written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters, and most famously recorded by Freddy Fender.

    • "Waiting for Your Love"
    • January 1975
  10. Secret Love (Doris Day song) - Wikipedia › wiki › Secret_Love_(Doris_Day_song)

    Freddy Fender remade "Secret Love" for his 1975 album release Are You Ready For Freddy? recorded in the summer of 1975 at the SugarHill Recording Studios : issued as a single in October 1975 "Secret Love" afforded Fender the third of his four number 1 hits on the Billboard C&W, also crossing-over to the U.S. Top 40 of Billboard Hot 100 ...

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