Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Who Were the Sir Douglas Quintet?

The Sir Douglas Quintet were a blues/rock band from Austin Texas.  They were active from 1965 to 1973.

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Although the name "Sir Douglas Quintet" sounds quite British and un-folkrockish, the band made their mark with hard driving songs taken from the musical heritage of Southern Texas.  They are considered far more Southern Rock than anything else.   Although they broke up in 1973, The Sir Douglas Quintet continued to play together occasionally until their lead singer and name sake, Doug Sahm died in 1999.

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