Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Los Bravos - Black is Black
The band members were Michael Volker 'Mike' Kogel (born 25 April 1945, Berlin) – vocals, Antonio Martinez (born 3 October 1945, Madrid) - guitar. Manuel Fernandez (29 September 1943, Seville – 20 May 1967) - electric organ, Miguel Vicens Danus (born 21 June 1944, Ferrol, Galicia) - bass guitar and Pablo Gomez (born 5 November 1943, Barcelona) - drums.
The band were an amalgamation of two pop groups, Los Sonor and The Runaways. Los Bravos' lead singer, Mike Kogel, was from Germany. His vocal styling was sometimes likened to Gene Pitney's.
Their single "Black Is Black" reached #2 in the United Kingdom in July 1966, and #4 in the United States (the first Spanish group to do so) selling over a million records. The track was written by Tony Hayes and Steve Wadey.
The band broke up after the death of One Manuel Fernandez who committed suicide on 20 May 1967, at the age of 23,after the death of his bride Lottie Rey in an auto accident.
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