Rosalinda Flores Luna was a native of San Antonio, Texas, where she spent her childhood and formative years. At the age of 6, she started singing at school recitals, but it was her grandmother, Maria Flores, who helped her develop her skills and become a better performer. As Rosalinda grew older, she continued to sing as often as she could.
When she was 14, her parents, Benny and Alicia Flores, took her to the Alameda Theater in San Antonio for a singing competition that was attended by many Mexican musical artists, including Miguel Aceves Mejia, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Lola Beltran, and Rosita Fernandez. To everyone’s amazement, Rosalinda won the competition and was awarded a trophy, money, and plane tickets for her and her parents to travel to Mexico and record two songs professionally at RCA Victor records. The first song she recorded, “Vete Ya,” was composed by Jose Alfredo Jimenez, while the second, “Una Eternidad,” was written by her uncle, Rodrigo Rodriguez. She sang both songs alongside El Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán, and they were each released on 45s.
As Rosalinda matured, she formed her own band and began performing at various events throughout San Antonio. Whenever mariachis were present, people would ask her to stand up and sing. Unfortunately, after many years of performing, the band disbanded, and Rosalinda put her singing career on hold when she became a mother of four children after marrying Robert Luna. Though she never resumed her singing career professionally, she was an excellent mother and devoted wife. Rosalinda Flores Luna passed away on July 14, 2015.
Biography provided by: Aron Luna- Son of Rosalinda Flores