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Selena y Los Dinos (English: Selena and the Guys) was an American Tejano band formed in 1981 by Tejano singer Selena and her father Abraham Quintanilla, until the murder of Selena in 1995, and the subsequent dissolution of the band in the same year. The youngest child of the Quintanilla family, she debuted on the music scene as a member of the band Selena y Los Dinos, which also included her elder siblings A.B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla. In the 1980s, she was often criticized and was refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre. However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of The Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times. She signed with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her self-titled debut album the same year, while her brother became her principal music producer and songwriter.
Quintanilla, Jr. noticed her musical abilities when she was six years old. He told People magazine, "Her timing, her pitch were perfect, I could see it from day one". In 1981 in Lake Jackson, Quintanilla, Jr. opened his first Tex-Mex restaurant, Papa Gayo's, where Selena and her siblings Abraham III (on bass guitar) and Suzette Quintanill)Within a year the family's restaurant went bankrupt and the family was forced to move in with relatives as Abraham had quit his job to manage the restaurant full-time"Even though we were original Dinos, and we're the writers of the music, and we arranged the music, we still have to keep in mind that the fans are very, very, very critical. We had that always in the back of our minds," he said. "It's really a continuation of the work that we had been doing for many years. It's not something that we just conjured up. We played all these songs with her onstage." (Source: www.oprahdaily.com)
SAN ANTONIO – Chris Perez, the former lead guitarist of Selena y Los Dinos and widower, says he acted out of character in recent days, alleging that his legacy and relationship with Selena Quintanilla was being erased. On Wednesday, Perez posted on social media that he had heard rumors of photographs of him and Selena were being removed from the museum. RELATED: ‘Heard they were trying to make me nonexistent to Selena’s legacy:’ Chris Perez social media post goes viral“I never intended for my social media platforms to be used to divide people...and I’m afraid I’ve done just that with a few (more recent) posts and comments and it’s not sitting too well with me...I’m just not that guy,” Perez said in his post. Suzette Quintanilla, the sister of Selena and now manager of the Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, says the rumors were simply not true, pointing to pictures of Perez on display. RELATED: Chris Perez reflects on his life with, without Selena, and her legacy 25 years later (Source: www.ksat.com)