Born November 6, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, Doug Sahm was a child prodigy in country music, but became a significant figure in blues, rock and other genres. Doug Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex. He was the founder and leader of the 1960s rock and roll band The Sir Douglas Quintet, and later with Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez – The Texas Tornados. Sahm was proficient on dozens of musical instruments but began his musical career singing and playing steel guitar, mandolin and violin as “Little” Doug Sahm, making his radio debut at the age five and releasing his first record “A Real American Joe” at age eleven. Doug passed away November 18, 1999).
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