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Old 10-29-2014, 03:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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He was a contemporary of Freddy Fender, who was also a 50's rock icon and then re-invented himself as a country singer and then re-invented himself AGAIN as Baldemar Huerta, Tejano roots singer (My favorite incarnation) who played with badass bands like Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornadoes. I would like to think that Richie would have re-discovered his roots also as he got older. La Bamba was an old folk song and look what he did with that.
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