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October 28, 2016

PFC Freddy Fender US Marine Corps (Served 1953-1956)

by dianeshort2014

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PFC Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta)

US Marine Corps

(Served 1953-1956)

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Short Bio: Best remembered for his hits “Wasted Days & Wasted Nights” Fender (born Baldemar Huerta) at 16, he joined the Marines for a three year hitch. After his discharge, he started playing Texas honky tonks and dance halls. Two of his first records, Spanish versions of Elvis’ “Don’t Be Cruel” and Harry Belafonte’s “Jamaica Farewell” on Falcon Records went to Number One in Mexico and South America in 1957.

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