Today in Texas History – April 16

Amor Prohibido - Wikipedia

From the Annals of Tejana Musica –  In 1971, Tejana superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez was born in Lake Jackson.  She was a Tejano superstar and attracted the then largest crowd in Astrodome history during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1994. Her 1992 album Entre a Mi Mundo made her the first Tejana to sell more than 300,000 albums.  Her 1995 album Dreaming of You hit number one on the national Billboard Top 100 the week it was released.  Tragically, her career was cut short when she was shot by the founder of her first fan club on March 31, 1995 just as Selena was on the verge of becoming a huge crossover star.

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