Abraham Quintanilla, Jr.
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Abraham Quintanilla, Jr.

Singer-songwriter
Male
Hometown Corpus Christi, T...

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Abraham Quintanilla, Jr..

CHILDHOOD

1939 Birth Born on February 20, 1939.

TEENAGE

1957 18 Years Old In 1957, Quintanilla encountered his alumni class mates performing at a high school dance. … Read More

TWENTIES

1963 24 Years Old …  Quintanilla and Marcella married on June 8, 1963. On December 13, 1963, Quintanilla was discharged from active duty and while doing so, Marcella gave birth to their first child, Abraham "A.B." Quintanilla III. … Read More
1967 28 Years Old The band released three more records with Falcon until they moved on to Bernal records. On June 29, 1967, Marcella gave birth to their second child and first daughter, Suzette Michelle Quintanilla. … Read More

FORTIES

1982 43 Years Old In 1982, Quintanilla opened up a Mexican restaurant called PapaGayos (Parrots) and built a platform for his children to perform in front of patrons, while they enjoy their meals. … Read More
1984 45 Years Old In 1984, Selena y Los Dinos were signed to Freddie Records; they recorded and released their début album entitled Selena Y Los Dinos. … Read More
1986 47 Years Old These albums led Selena to win and dominate awards at the Tejano Music Awards, starting in 1986. … Read More

FIFTIES

1993 54 Years Old In 1993, Selena won a Grammy Award for "Best Mexican-American Album" for Selena Live!
1994 55 Years Old In 1994, Selena's album Amor Prohibido became the biggest selling Latin album of all time, being certified 20x Platinum (Latin type) by the RIAA for selling over two million copies, while selling over five million copies worldwide. … Read More
1995 56 Years Old On March 31, 1995, Quintanilla's youngest child, Selena, was murdered by the president of the Selena Fan Club, manager of Selena's boutiques, Selena Etc. and friend, Yolanda Saldívar. … Read More
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