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Who are Los Dinos? & What do they do?


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Selena Quintanilla~Perez

Lead Vocalist, Costume Designer & Song Writer

1981~1995

Selena opened 2 of her own boutiques in 1994. She also wrote the occasional song.

 


Suzette Quintanilla~Arriagas

 

Drummer, In charge of merchandising

1981~1995

Suzette became the drummer after their cousin went home to Washington. Durring her time in the Dinos she was not only the drummer but she was also in charge of merchandising. After Selenas death she was in charge of the boutique and clothing line until the boutiques were closed. She now works behind the scenes at Q-Productions as CEO. She has brokered deals to keep Selena’s memory going, one of which is a makeup line through MAC cosmetics debuting in 2016, also merchandising deals so clothing companies across the country to sell Selena T-Shirts.
She is a mom and wife (Selena was her maid of honor at her 1993 wedding).
    


 

A.B. Quintanilla
    

Bass Guitar, Song writer & producer

1981~1995

A.B. was learning the Bass guitar when the band was formed. He became the producer and song writer in the mid 80's. He wrote the music and or lyrics to most of the bands songs. He later became a successful writer/producer and has his own band A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings. After the Kumbia Kings ran into trouble AB started a new group called Kumbia All Stars. He is still producing and writing music for artists. 

 


 

Ricky Vela

Keyboard & Song writer

198?~1995

Ricky wrote the lyrics of some of Selena's songs including: Tu No Sabes, Sabes, Cuando Despierto, Como Te Quiero, Tengo Ganas De Llorar, Baila Esta Cumbia, Si La Quieres, Las Cadenas, Que Creias, No Debes Jugar and the Duette; Tu Robaste Mi Corazon, Ya No, Tus Desprecios, El Chico Del Apartamento 512 and No Me Queda Mas, He now works behind the sceens at Q-productions.
    


 

Joe Ojeda
    

Keyboard

1989~1995

Joe and Pete were a band together when Los Dino’s saw them and asked them to join. Joe played in the Chris Perez Band for a while. He is again working with Pete as part of Tekno Mex.

 


Chris Perez

Guitar

1989~1995

Chris joined the band in late 1989. He & Selena married in 1992. He started a band after Selena's death called the Chris Perez Band, they won a Grammy for their first album. He played with the Kumbia Kings for a while. He now has a band called the Chris Perez Project. He remarried and had 2 kids after Selenas passing. He's now engaged again to singer Melissa Jimenez. He makes aperences with other Tejano bands and Texas singers such as Frankie J and DJ Kane.
    


Don Shelton
    

Back up Vocals

1994~1995

In 1990 Don was a back up dancer in Selena's TMA performance. He and the 2 other guys did the choreography for the performance. They went on a mini tour with Selnea. He later became one of her back up singers. It is rumored that he was the manager of a restaurant. Unfortunately Don passed away in 2015 of cancer.

 


 

Freddy Correa

Back up Vocals

Formerly of the Barrio Boyzz

1994~1995

Fredy was originally part of the Barrio Boyzz who recorded a Duo with Selena in 1993. Selena would let him sing solo's during concerts, He was supposed to start his solo career like Pete, but after Selena's death he was a TV show host for a while. He is now a personal trainer.

 


Arturo "Art" Meza
    

Congas

1994~1995

When the band expanded in late 1993/ early 1994 they added a Conga player. He is on Facebook and regularly writes little comments about Selena or responds to fans talking about his time with Los Dinos.

 


Pete Astudillo

 

Back Up Singer

1989~1993

Pete recorded duets with Selena and in 1992 recorded his first Solo album. In late 1993 he left the group to be a solo singer. He worked with the dinos on the Amor Prohibido album. He wrote lyrics for a lot of songs including Selena's Bidi Bidi Bom Bom and Ámame. He still writes and produces for many Tejano artists like Sesi. Pete is also on Facebook and is involved in many projects, he has his own band Tekno Mex, which includes his old friend Joe Ojeda.
    


1990's Dinos

Mike Orosco: Guitar

 


 

1980's Dinos

Roger Garcia


 

Rodney Pyeatt: Guitar
Rena Dearmn: Keyboard

 

 


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