1942 - 1999
Doug Sahm was born November 6th, 1942 in San Antonio Texas, and became a regular performer on local radio stations by age 10. He was a steel guitar prodigy who also was proficient on fiddle, mandolin and guitar which led him to becoming one of the most versatile and accomplished musicians of the time.
"He went from sitting on Hank
Williams' knee to being an English rock star to doing the Texas Tornados... he
played it all.''
Shawn Sahm -to the San Antonio Express-News
His music went in many different directions, mixing 60s pop with psychedelia, swing, country, blues and Mexican conjunto. His pop music success came with Sir Douglas Quintet's charting hit of 1965 "She's About A Mover.'' He later recorded with Bob Dylan, Dr. John, and teamed with Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers, and Flaco Jimenez to form The Texas Tornadoes in 1989. A group that scored a Grammy for their first album (1991)
"He left his mark in the world,''
Doug Sahm, apparently passed away of natural causes... he was 58.
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