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|Birth name||Cornelio Reyna|
September 15, 1940|
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
|Died||January 22, 1997(aged 56)|
|Associated acts||Los Relampagos del Norte
Cornelio Reyna formed a partnership with the legendary Ramón Ayala to create the famous band called Los Relampagos del Norte in 1963. The band stayed together for eight years and in 1971, Reyna decided to pursue a solo career as a mariachi singer. His mariachi career was not as successful as music experts expected. He was unable to compete and gain a spot alongside charismatic mariachi giants Vicente Fernandez and Antonio Aguilar.
Reyna played for 26 more years before dying in January 1997 of a stomach ulcer.
Reyna played the bajo sexto and was the lead singer. Famous songs include "El Tenampa," "Mi Tesoro," "Me Cai De La Nube" and "Te Vas Angel Mio."
Although Cornelio Reyna died at a young age, he was able to produce many hits that will last forever. All this success would begin with Los Relampagos del Norte in 1963 with the hit song Ya No Llores. The song became such a hit that Ramon Ayala included it in his latest CD, also titled Ya No Llores.
- Cornelio Reyna & Ramon Ayala -interview
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