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Doug Sahm (Nov. 6, 1941-Nov. 18, 1999): A Son’s Remembrance

November 18, 2013
Dough Sahm and son Shawn on the cover of Rolling Stone, December 7, 1968, the first of two RS covers.

Dough and Shawn Sahm during the photo session for the December 7, 1968 cover of Rolling Stone.

Today marks the 14th anniversary of Doug Sahm’s death of a heart attack in Taos, New Mexico. It was the unexpected passing of one of the greatest names to ever come out of Texas and San Antonio, one whose music (with the Sir Douglas Quintet, the Texas Tornados and as a solo artist) still resonates to this day and grows in stature as time passes.

Click here to read a 2011 conversation between the Current and Shawn Sahm, who took over the reigns of the Texas Tornados after his dad’s passing, and who today continues to tour and record in honor of his father’s legacy.

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