Doug Sahm- The Complete Austin City Limits Show- October, 1975- One Hour

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TAOS, N.M. (ap) – Doug Sahm, a main mover in the Tex-Mex supergroup Texas Tornados and the lead in the Sir Douglas Quintet, was found dead Thursday in a Taos hotel room Thursday. He was 58. The cause of the death was not immediately known, but a heart attack was suggested..Sahm, who first became famous in the 1960s with the Sir Douglas Quintet, found a new career 25 years later with Freddy Fender and the Texas Tornados. The master of many different musical styles – from rock, country and blues to Tex-Mex – he began his career as a child, playing in a local band and singing on the radio at age 5. By age 8 he was a regular on the ``Louisiana Hayride’’ radio show..By 11, he sang at a Hank Williams concert in only weeks before Hank died.

By Rich Buckland 11/03/2010 09:18 PM

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