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Rosalino Félix Sánchez, 30 August 1960, El Rancho Las Flechas, Municipio de Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, d. 16 May 1992, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Intent on a career as a singer, Sánchez moved to Los Angeles, California, in his late teens. Basing his repertoire on norteño corridos he built a small but enthusiastic following and worked with bands such as Los 4 De La Frontera, with which group he began his recording career in 1989. The subject matter of his songs was often confrontational, concerning itself with the very real and sometimes overwhelming problems faced by Mexicans in their new lives in the USA. The tales told in these songs touched upon drugs, homicide and police corruption.
In January 1992, Sánchez was shot while on stage in a club in Coachella, California. He appears to have been carrying a gun himself (he collected them and publicity photographs and album sleeves show him brandishing guns) and...