Locals react to Freddy Fender's death
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#1 Oct 16, 2006
Freddy was a great singer and I was honored to have toured and record with him in the Texas Tornados.
We went to Japan together and he always made sure the back up band got introduced on stage.
He was a class act.Last year he came to play a benefit for my wife who also died of cancer...he had a huge heart.
I will miss him dearly.
God Bless You Brother.
I recommend the DVD of Texas Tornados Austin City Limits performance of 1990 on New West Records...it is Freddy Fender at his best. newwestrecords.com
Ernie Durawa/Drummer/Texas Tornados
#2 Oct 16, 2006
so sad to hear freddy passed away...loved his music...I always wanted to meet him...I, too, am from the valley..my condolences to his family...I still have some old 8-track tapes of "the best of freddy fender" and, he was THE BEST... a. h. waxahachie, texas
#3 Oct 16, 2006
My deepest condolences to The Huerta Family.
My prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
May you find heart felt peace knowing that he is no longer in pain, and that he is watching over you all..singing and laughing as you may have remembered him.
My parents Jesus and Lourdes Barrientes followed him through his career. I remember when he would come to Chicago. My parents were always right there..So proud that he was from San Benito and a distant relative.
May God Bless you all!
#4 Oct 20, 2006
Our sincerest condolences to the Huerta Family. Freddy always had a smile on his face, and he always wanted people to be happy. Your music and your smile made us happy Freddy, thank you for sharing that with us. The "last teardrop" that fell was for you. May God embrace you in his bosom forever.
#5 Aug 4, 2008
My eldest Sister Julieta, knew and were friends (growing up)with Freddy. Before he took him stage name....My Mom and Dad were also friends with Freddy' family.
PS. If you are a Barrientes or relate to me please email me at [email protected] there is alot of my family I have not seen for many years or know about. Thank You.
#6 Aug 4, 2008
Please Forgive, Freddy was a great lost for many of us. He was a great example of success and has left us a legacy of music. I regret not Jamming with him (play music) My best to his Famiyl and Loved ones. RB
#7 Sep 8, 2009
I was saddened to hear about his death. When I was 4 or 5 years old I listened to a red 8 track of his all the time....does anyone know what the title of the red 8 track was. Oh by the way, I am 32 yes old so this red track was from 1981 or 1982
#9 Nov 3, 2012
I recall Valdemar coming over to my family's grocery store on Biddle Street and strum his guitar while my brothers and cousins listened.
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