Thursday, August 20, 2009


Doug with son Shawn

So while Neil, Poco, and The Byrds were shaping the west coast. And the Daredevils were setting the standards in the mid west, Doug Sahm and the many variations of Sir Douglas Quintet or Tornados were adding an element to country rock that brought the Tex-Mex influence to the music . Doug was an interesting man in that he had been playing in and around the music scene since a little boy. He first gave us a big pop hit with "She's About A mover" as The Quintet. He then took his band to San Francisco during the Haight Scene and the Quintet became popular among the hippies and the band became an honoraray Frisco band. From there Doug returned Texas and the Tex Mex influence became even more prevalent even in the recordings he done while living in the Scandinavian countries. The Texas Tornados and Doug 's Solo work made him a legend and in my opinion(OMO) he should be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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