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Texas Tornados are a Tejano band. Their music is a fusion of rock, country and various Mexican styles. The initial combination of this set of very talented musicians happened almost by chance at a concert performance of a mutual acquaintance. After Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Myers and Doug Sahm engaged in this musical extravaganza in front of a San Francisco audience, they all knew the genuine bond they felt in their music could probably be taken to another level. After they initially performed as the Tex-Mex Revue, they took the title Texas Tornados.
Another account of the group's birth says they formed when record company executives looking to cash in on regional music sales approached Sahm and Meyers around 1990. Sahm had released albums under the name Texas Tornados as early as the 1970s, some featuring Fender or Meyers. Jimenez and Meyers played on Sahm's Atlantic Records debut.
Individually, this talented quartet has had major success. Corpus Christi-native Freddy Fender is a cross-over success story around the world with his music. With hits like "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" to his...