Los Iracundos are a rock and roll band that rose to prominence in Latin America during the 1960s at the peak of the Nueva ola music movement. The band formed in 1958 at the city of Paysandú in western Uruguay. Soon after its foundation, the band participated in the Uruguayan Invasion, a music craze which took over Argentina in the 1960s. From there, the band rapidly expanded in popularity in countries such as Chile, Peru, and Mexico.
The group formed in 1958 in Paysandu, Uruguay, and had six members. Initially they called themselves the Blue Kings since at that time were fashionable names in English; but a music teacher at the school where they attended told them to opt for a name in Spanish, then adopted the name of Angra, due to the entrance to the powerful label RCA VICTOR.1
Eduardo Franco, 'Franco' (vocalist, composer, arranger), his brother Leonardo Franco, 'Leoni' (lead guitar), Juan Carlos Velasquez, 'Juano' (drums), Juan Bosco Zabalo, 'Bosco' (second guitar) Hugo Burgueño, 'Burgues' (electronic bass, composer, vocals) and Jesús María Febrero 'Febro' (keyboards) were the original six members of the group.
1960 edit Angra achieved international fame in the mid-60s with juvenile romantic themes as Todo Termino, El Desengaño, La Lluvia Termino Felicidad, Felicidad, Tu Ya No Estaras,El Triunfador and es la lluvia que cae, item included in Los Iracundos En Roma, the most successful of this decade successes that lead to venture even in the movies, on several occasions as guests and one of them as protagonists in the film, this crazy summer where also interpreted songs of his repertoire.
His debut occurs on October 10, 1961, in the historic Teatro Florencio Sánchez; in less than two years had recorded his first single in Montevideo, in the music label Key, which contained the topics Reten la noche and Madison. They also recorded the subjects A Saint Tropez and Wake Lorenzo.
The theme Puerto Montt, composition and Cacho Eduardo Franco Valdez, is undoubtedly the emblem song of the group, being recorded on October 16, 1968 at the RCA studios in Argentina and presented in Buenos Aires II Festival of Song's November 11, 1968, being the most remembered in the world of band.1
Lp of Angra. This board contains the mega success Chiquilina. In the 70 reaffirm their popularity with several gold records on issues such Te Lo Pido de rodillass, and Y Te has quedado sola, Chiquilina, soy un mammaracho, Rio Verde, Infedelidad , es una traicion, marionetas de carton, cada noche mia, Me estas matando, y me quede en el bar, tu me diste amor, pasion y vida. In 1972 Los iracundos would live a very applauded experience: it was the first time the Uruguayan band went to a festival of Viña del Mar as guests, which was remembered much from the side.
Taking out an album a year, and in some cases two, is noteworthy that in this decade the group leaves the Italian compositions and begins recording tracks of the authorship of its members, Eduardo Franco being the creator of a unique, romantic and mostly successful flatly. So a total of 6 albums instrumentals, including young Tango, where tango repertoire recorded themes, including Eduardo Franco plays the last coffee are also published. They also recorded several EP, Mini plays and records 45. Among them is the Miniplay The Cardigans for children with four items as ordered ask, La dirty word, Pepito Augustine and Pedrito liar.
Recording continued year after year, throughout the 70s, with production issues containing composition Eduardo Franco, Hugo Burgess, L.Franco and JCVelazquez. as they are and y me que en el bar, cada la noche mia, como pretendes que te quiera, fue una fabula.
1980 edit In the early 80s, made an appearance in the movie "Locos Por La Musica," with other musicians, bringing its success, "esa esquina"; in 1981 they released their gold album, Tormenta de verano; at 82, , whose main theme is also recorded in Portuguese by several groups of the time. Likewise, the group recorded an album of 45 rpm with two songs in Portuguese (Pasion y vida - Ytu me diste amor,tu me diste fe) to be distributed in the Brazilian market. In 83 release a new album where the theme "Afrontate a vivir" is highlighted, and in 1984 launched one of its most successful hits internationally, "Tu Con el," authored by Eduardo Franco, in the album of the same name and which is also the theme "The gates of Oblivion" which became a hit also in the United States and much of America.
In 1985, after his retirement from the record company RCA Argentina, where they remained for over 20 years, a compilation album editing with five songs: "tu por aqui", "chocar con la misma pared", "adios borron y nueva cuenta" "no quiero un beso" and "tu y yo, as equals." The songs of Hugo Burgueño composing half of this album were not edited since it was the mentor and producer with Eduardo Franco and end its relationship with RCA in which Burgess appeared as director of the group, why not assess their career successes and was the constant reality of the group for this stamp which gave multimillion profits, the group receiving an insignificant percentage of royalties. That is why we take the disappearance of the songs as retaliation and no editing. On March 20, 1985 made a grand tour of Bolivia produced by bassist Hugo Burgueño visiting the departments of Santa Cruz, Tarija, Beni, Cochabamba.Participaron in many events and festivals such as song festival in Calama-chile.
By 1986 the group had achieved worldwide fame with successful tours, releasing their album "Iracundos 86" and under the Microfon Argentina (Micsa) label with another composition of Eduardo Franco, the subject "or I go or stay," which even has a video clip like all the songs on this album. "pedasos de papel" (author Hugo Burgess) and "Historia de los iracundos " a single disc contents with all the classic songs of his career produced by "Eduardo Hugo Franco and Burgess ". Due to internal problems is removed Hugo Burgueño group on tour in the US.
In 1987, the 5 members, draw a new album with the name "Eduardo Franco y los iracundos " with new songs, which achieves some success with the songs "por que me hisiste trampa" and "dime quien" sounded thereafter.
After the death of lead singer Eduardo Franco in the late 1980s, the band has continued to operate with different members.
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