Los Cadetes de Linares are famously known for their corridos, ballad-style songs about famous criminals or heroes in the rural frontier of the US-Mexico border. They are a conjunto -- also known as a norteño group -- and their accordion and bajo sexto waltzes are well-known in both Mexico and the Southwest. They are known also because of their appearances in classic mexican films.
The founding members are from Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
The group was founded in 1961 and began recording in 1974. The original members were Homero Guerrero,Adan Moreno, Samuel Zapata and Candelario Villareal and later Lupe Tijerina.
Before Lupe Tijerina joined the group, Homero Guerrero and Samuel Zapata had made a recording in the company of Discos del Valle. That was the start of Cadetes de Linares; however, they still remained a local group.
When Homero Guerrero first heard Lupe Tijerina, he immediately integrated him into the group. They both discussed on new recordings. Homero Guerrero accepted and made a recording in 1974 with a corrido composed by Lupe Tijerina by the name of "Los Dos Amigos". This was the beginning of a whole new chapter for Los Cadetes de Linares. They began touring most of Mexico and the United States, such states as, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Chicago, California and New Mexico becoming a huge success.
On February 19, 1982, Homero Guerrero died in a car accident on the road from Monterrey to Reynosa, close to Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon.
After Homero Guerrero's death, Rosendo Cantu took his place in the group. Lupe Tijerina had success with Cadetes de Linares in that same year due to his bolero called "Adios Amigo Del Alma". Tijerina had thoughts of never playing again in honor of his longlife partner. The people simply refused to let go of Cadetes de Linares. This motivated Lupe to pick up his famous accordion once again.
Until today, original group member Lupe Tijerina still continues with the group legacy. Lupe Tijerina remains the only original member alive.
A variety of musical groups that started after Homero's death have been influenced by the style of original members Homero Guerrero and Lupe Tijerina:
* Rosendo Cantú y sus Cadetes (1987)
* Los Cadetes desde Linares
* Los Autenticos Cadetes de Linares
* Los Nuevos Cadetes (1988)
* Los Cadetes de J. Jesus pañales
* Homero Jr. y sus KDT'S
* Los Cadetes de Juan Guerrero
* Dinastia De Linares
* Erneto Baez y sus Cadetes
* Los Cadetes de Los Primos Tijerina (formerly known as Los Alegres del Valle)(2007)
* Alfredo Guerrero y sus Cadetes " La Leyenda de Linares" (1991)
* Los Junior Cadetes (1999)
* Pancho Mendoza y la sombra del Cadete
* Fito Gamez y sus 100% Cadetes (2007)
* Los Viejitos Cadetes de L de Francisco Guerrero (1995)
* Los Cadetes de Israel Guerrero
* Los Cadetes de los Hermanos Guerrero
* Los Cadetes de Rigoberto Cantu (2005)
* Los Cadetes de Linares de Lalo Guerrero
* Los Federales de Nuevo Leon
* Los Autenticos de Linares de Chabelo Cepeda y Benito Cuellar
* La Nueva Imagen de Linares
Adios amigo del alma
Amigo mi Amigo
Busca otro amor
Los dos Amigos
Dos Coronas a mi Madre
Una Pagina Mas
Las Tres Tumbas