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Abraham Quintanilla Biography
Abraham Quintanilla , Bio, Age, Career, Wife, Net Worth

During his service in the military, he met Marcella Samora. The couple tied their knots on June 8, 1963. Together, they have three children. One son and two daughters. Unfortunately his youngest daughter, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was murdered in 1995.

Facts of Abraham Quintanilla Jr.

Date of Birth: 1939, February, 20
Birth Name Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
AKA Abraham
Gender Male
Profession , ,
Birth Nation United States
Father Abraham Gonzalez Quintanilla
Mother Maria Tereza Calderon

Who is Abraham Quintanilla Jr. wife ?

Marcella Samora Married date: 1900 ( Married Status: Married)

Abraham Quintanilla is a singer-songwriter and record producer. He is famous for being the father of late international pop-star Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

Abraham Quintanilla’s Early Life and Education:

He was born on February 20, 1939, in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. His father was Abraham Gonzalez Quintanilla and his mother was Maria Quintanilla Calderon. He was raised alongside his six siblings. His parents worked in vegetables, cotton, and fruits. Later, his father worked as an autobody repairman.

Talking about his education, he attended Roy Miller High School. Along with his other two friends, he formed a high school choir named the Gumdrops. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to pursue his musical career. However, his mother Mariastrongly disagreed with her son becoming a singer.

Abraham Quintanilla’s Profesional Life:

In 1956, he encountered his fellow classmates performing at a high school dance. When he found out one of their lead singers was quitting, he approached the “Dinos” and requested to be a part of the group. The group made him their “third voice”. During their initial stages, they were only paid $30 in booked ventures.

Three years later in 1959, they released their first single “So Hard to Tell” on the J.W. Fox Label owned by Johnny Herrera. The song became a classic hit on KEYS and helped them to get bookings at sock hops in many places. Their second single “Give Me One Chance” sold a total of 15,000 copies. They began to rise in the industry. However, the band faced racism several times for being of Mexican descent.

The Dinos - doo-wop
Abraham Quintanilla with his group Los Dinos, Source:

Their third singles “Twistin’ Irene”, Lover’s Holiday”, and “Ride Your Pony” sold poorly. In 1961, Quintanilla joined the military. He was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington, and retired after two years. Then after he rejoined Los Dinos ad started performing American pop and Rock and roll music. Due to the cost of creating English-language music, the band changed their genre to Chicano music.

In 1964, they recorded their first record Con Esta Copa which became an instant hit in Texas. They released additional three more records with Falcon until they moved on to Bernal records. Slowly, their popularity began to fade away and he quit the group.

Abraham Quintanilla’s Personal Life:

During his time in the military, he met Marcella Samora. She was half-Mexican American and half Cherokee Indian. The couple tied their knots on June 8, 1963. On December 13, 1963, his wife gave birth to their first son Abraham Quintanilla III. Within a month, they moved to Corpus Christi, Texas.

Selena Quintanilla's Parents Now: Where Are Marcella and Abraham Quintanilla  Today? Update
Abraham Quintanilla with his wife Marcella Samora, Source:

On June 29, 1967, they welcomed their second daughter Suzette Quintanilla and their third daughter Selena Quintanilla Perez on April 16, 1971. Unfortunately, Selena was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar in 1995. After his daughter’s death, he suffered from depression and mental trauma. He opened a non-profit organization in the name of his daughter to help children in crisis. As of now, they are both working on the organization.

Abraham Quintanilla’s Net Worth:

Abraham is an aspiring singer. He has spent decades making music for the people. As of 2021, he has a net worth of around $10 Million as per many data. A significant portion of his payment was through his music career. However, there are no reliable details about his annual income but, it is certain to be in hundreds of thousands.

His son A.B Quintanilla on the other hand has a net worth of $5 Million. His late daughter, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a rising international sensation had a net worth of $10 Million at the time of her death.

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