Singer attacked in Houston. Oscar De La Rosa, the lead singer for the Grammy-winning Tejano group La Mafia, suffered head wounds in an unprovoked attack early Tuesday outside of a Houston nightclub.
De La Rosa was resting Tuesday at his Houston home, a spokesman said.
Band co-founder Armando Lichtenberger, Jr. said De La Rosa and his driver were attacked early Monday by a man whom they didn’t know.
Nobody has been arrested, but police are looking for a man who became violent after he was thrown out of the bar.
Lichtenberger said De La Rosa and his driver were knocked unconscious.
De la Rosa, along with Armando Lichtenberger Jr., founded La Mafia in the early 1980s. In the past 30 years, the group has become one of the most successful bands in Latin music, releasing almost 40 albums, charting 13 Billboard Latiin Top 10 hits (including four No. 1s), and winning two Grammy and Latin Grammy awards apiece among a slew of nominations. Its 1993 album Ahora y Siempre has been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
In April, La Mafia performed at the 2013 Tejano Music Fest at the Humble Civic Center. “Led by the voice and charisma of their lead singer, La Mafia produced what can now be called classics of Tejano music,” wrote Rocks Off’s Marco Torres. “They are masters both the accordion and keyboard lead Tejano sound with hits such as ‘Estas Tocando Fuego,’ ‘Vida,’ ‘Si Tu Supieras,” and ‘Un Million de Rosas.’
“‘Que viva mi raza!’ yelled Oscar as he took the stage. He showed a tremendous love and appreciation to his fans, interacting with them at every opportunity.”