Rene & Rene (a.k.a. Rene Y Rene) were a male Latin pop duo from Laredo, Texas consisting of Rene Ornelas (b. August 26, 1936) and Rene Herrera (October 2, 1935 - December 20, 2005). Prior to forming Rene & Rene, both Ornelas and Herrera had been members of the Casa Blanca Quartet and the Quarter Notes (the latter not to be confused with the Buffalo, NY instrumental rock band that had a hit in 1959 with "Record Hop Blues").
Rene & Rene made their chart debut in 1964 with "Angelito," a song co-written by Ornelas and Herrera sung in both Spanish and English. This hit was followed in 1968 by their best known song, the sweet "Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You)," a Top 20 hit also co-written by Ornelas and Herrera with both Spanish and English lyrics. The duo later also had minor hits with "Las Cosas" (1969) and "Love Is For The Two Of Us" (1970).
Rene & Rene were among the first Mexican American artists to perform on American Bandstand (August 8, 1964). The duo was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame (1990) and the Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame (2001).
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Rene Y Rene
- Angelito 1964
- Las Cosas 1969
- Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You) 1968
(This song is sung in both Spanish and English.)
- Mornin' 1968
(B-side of "Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero")
- You Will Cry 1969
(B-side of "Las Cosas")
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