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Freddy Fender
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Vocalist
    (June 4, 1937-October 14, 2006)
    Birth name was Baldemar Huerta
    Recorded the singles ‘Before the Next Teardrop Falls' (1975), ‘Wasted Days and Wasted Nights' (1975), ‘Secret Love' (1976) and ‘You'll Lose a Good Thing' (1976)
    Member of the Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven
    Appeared in the films ‘Short Eyes' (1977) and ‘The Milagro Beanfield War' (1988)
    He started by recording Spanish-language versions of rock hits under the name ‘El Be-Bop Kid.'
    He changed his name to downplay his Hispanic roots.
    He was convicted of marijuana possession and served three years in prison (1960-62).
    He entered rehab for alcohol and drug dependency (1985).
    He divorced his wife Evangelina, then remarried her.
    His stage name was inspired by the Fender guitar.
    After being released from jail he went back to complete high school, then started attending junior college with plans of becoming a social worker.
    In a few months he went from earning $1.85 an hour at a car wash to having a #1 single.
    He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after then-Texas governor George W. Bush endorsed him.
    Each year he gave five $5,000 scholarships to B and C students, with his spokesperson explaining, ‘The A students get everything they want, so he's going to take care of the rest of them.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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