Legendary conjunto performer George Orosco, 76, dies
Posted: March 8, 2012 Filed under: Conjunto music | Tags: conjunto, conjunto hall of fame, Conjunto music, puro conjunto, squeezebox, tejano, tex-mex, texas
In the world of conjunto music, George Orosco Jr. and his wife, Maggie, were unique — a husband and wife team, playing traditional gut-bucket conjunto, rancheras and boleros together for more than 50 years.
Known as George y Mague, the beloved duo was famous for a playful, comedic bickering in hits like “Vieja Escalera,” making them the conjunto equivalent of George Burns and Gracie Allen.
George Orosco Jr. died at home March 1 from complications of heart disease. He was 76.
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