2005 – Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in C…

2005 – Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho world of Tejano music, following the pioneering careers of Chelo Silva and Lydia Mendoza. Before Selena, Canales was recognized as the Reina de la Onda Tejana (“Queen of Tejano music”).

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