October 15, 2006

Freddy Fender's Wasted Days and Wasted Nights End

Freddy Fender 1937-2006
I always liked Freddy's distinctive sound. I probably liked his music better in my drinking days, when I enjoyed many wasted days and wasted nights. From the Dallas Morning News:
"Freddy Fender, the heralded bilingual Texas singer whose slightly high-pitched mixture of twang and tenderness made him one of the first Mexican-American country and pop crossover stars of the 1970s, died Saturday. He was 69.

Mr. Fender died at his home in Corpus Christi with his family at his bedside, said Ron Rogers, a family spokesman. This year, the three-time Grammy-winner – who over the decades had grappled with drug and alcohol abuse and complications of diabetes and hepatitis C – battled lung cancer, too."
That 'wasting' catches up to us all. Adios, Freddy.

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