Los Brincos (the fabulous!), with a pure garage song, "El pasaporte", supossedly a critical song against Franco.
English version video
Lone Star, a pop band from Barcelona, was formerly compossed by Pedro Gené (leader of the band, voices), Willy Nab (guitar), Rafael de la Vega (bass), Enric Fusté (keyboards), and Enrique López (bass). They started in 1959, when Padro Gené came from England, whre he saw the explosion of the British pop . Then, he wanted to compound a rock band from his ancient "conservatorio" friends and scholars.
"Rezaré" is a cover of "Stand by Me", the famous song sang by Ben E. King, and adapted from a 1955 gospel theme by The Staples Singers.
The Festival Internacional de la Canción de Benidorm was a song contest celebrated each summer during 1959 and 2006 in Benidorm (Alicante), and was based on the Italian San Remo song contest, to promote the Spanish music, Benidorm, and the tourism. Today, Benidorm had registered 118 hotels! Thanks to this song contest,Spanish singers such as Raphael, Dúo Dinámico, or Julio Iglesias became famous singers. Nevertheless, the Festival de Benidorm was lost importante during its last years.
Today, you can listen the 1965 Festival de Benidorm winning song, "Tu loca juventud", by Federico Cabo. Enjoy!
This band from Barcelona had a short career: 1966-1967. But they were very very good. Hardly influenced by The Kinks, they knew how to do his own musinc and style. Enjoy this song, recorded in 1966.
Please, let me few words here. As you can see here, and in others blogs, expertized historians of sixties and seventies music put labels to tha bands and singers that seems to be extremely carefull in doing this. So, sometimes you can see a band labelled as mods, psichedelic, punk, garage, or pop, at the same time, as it is this case. How could we insert some order here?
Me lo dijo Pérez is another song that pray for the tourism at Mallorca. Compossed by Alberto Cortez, and also performed by Los tres sudamericanos, was Karina who sung this song in the Festival de Mallorca in 1965 with great success.
Franciska was a Spanish ye-yé girl, with some success during the sixties. Today she is appearing in TV for others things, nothing related with music, and not interesting here. I prefer to keep remembering her by his voice and songs. Today I upload the cover she did of "Twistin the night away" in 1964.
In 1961–1962, Bill Haley y sus Cometas (as the band was known in Latin America) signed with Orfeón Records of Mexico and scored an unexpected hit with "Twist Español", a Spanish language recording based on the twist. Haley followed up with what was, for a time, the biggest selling single in Mexican history with "Florida Twist". Thanks to the success to "Twist Español" and "Florida Twist", among others, the band had continued success in Mexico and Latin America over the next few years, selling many recordings of Spanish and Spanish flavored material and simulated live performances on Orfeon Recordsand its subsidiary, Dimsa. They hosted a television series entitled Orfeón a Go-Go and made cameo appearances in several movies, lipsynching to some of their old hits, such as "A ritmo de twist" (1962), "Jóvenes y rebeldes" (1961), and "Besito a papá" (1961). Haley, who was fluent in Spanish (his wife was the Mexican dancer Marta Velasco), recorded a number of songs in the language, but the vast majority of the band's output during these years were instrumental recordings, many utilizing local session musicians playing trumpet. There was also some experimentation with Haley's style during this time; one single for Orfeon was a folk ballad, "Jimmy Martinez", which Haley recorded without the Comets.