Los Shakers

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Los Shakers
Los Shakers - Rompan todo (1965).jpg
Background information
Origin Montevideo
Genres Rock, proto-punk, garage rock, beat music, psychedelic rock
Years active 1963–1969, 1971, 2005-present
Labels EMI, Electro Harmonix
Associated acts Rubén Rada, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Manal, Litto Nebbia
Members Hugo Fattoruso
Osvaldo Fattoruso
Roberto "Pelin" Capobianco †
Carlos "Caio" Vila

Los Shakers were a popular rock band in 1960s and was a part of the Uruguayan Invasion in Latin America.


The band was formed in 1963 in Montevideo, Uruguay. They were modeled after The Beatles and even adopted similar haircuts and clothing, as can be seen in their record cover. The band sang many songs in English, despite their location, and gained their greatest popularity in Argentina. The first single recorded as The Shakers was "My Bonnie", in 1965.[1]

Their music went in a new direction on their last studio album with the original line up, La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar. On this album, their sound was that of psychedelic music mixed with candombe and some tango sounds. However, their recording label (EMI) did not approve of this new sound, and left them without any promotion or support; it led to the band's split up. In 2005, the original lineup re-united, and recorded a CD Bonus Tracks and played in Argentina and Uruguay.

Osvaldo Fattoruso, a great drummer that, however, used to play one of the guitars of the band died on July 29, 2012 due to cancer at the age of 64.




  • All The Best (1999, CD, Hitland 8022090400142)
  • ¡Por Favor! (2000, CD, Big Beat Records, CDWIK201)
  • Los Shakers + Shakers for You (CD, Circolo Del Disco Produzione, CDDP XXV AGADU)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biografia de Los Shakers". Rock.com.ar. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 

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