Tejano music giant Bob Grever passes away

Bob Grever (SBG Photo)

SAN ANTONIO -- A Tejano music giant who spent his career behind the scenes has died.

Bob Grever, the founder of Cara Records, passed away Friday morning in San Antonio after a long battle with cancer. Grever spoke with me about three weeks ago, and I aired part of the interview about the work he did with Selena and Emilio Navaira.

Some of you may recognize the Grever name because of its long history in Mexican music. Bob's grandmother was Mexican composer Maria Grever. She wrote “Jurame,” “Mucho Mucho” and “Tipi Tipi Tin” just to name a few songs. She also wrote "What a Difference a Day Made." But her grandson clearly made a mark of his own in the music world.

Former Express News music reporter Ramiro Burr called Bob Grever one of the two most important people in the Tejano music explosion of the 80's and 90's.

A private memorial service for Grever’s close friends and family will be held Saturday. Grever was 79.

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