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 1964–1969, 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. They were heavily influenced by the look and sound of the Beatles.[1][2] In the late 60s they would broaden and expand their musical direction before breaking up at the end of the decade.[3][4]

History[edit]

The band was formed in 1964 in Montevideo, Uruguay by brothers, Hugo Fattoruso (lead guitar and keyboards) and Osvaldo Fattoruso (rhythm guitar), after watching the movie, A Hard Days Night, by the Beatles.[5][6] They were modeled after The Beatles and even adopted similar haircuts and clothing, as can be seen in their record cover.[7] The band sang many songs in English, despite their location, and gained their greatest popularity in Argentina.

They signed with the Odeon label of EMI in Argentina.[8] The first single recorded as The Shakers was "Break it All", in 1965.[9] The band's never attempted to break the English speaking market--they focused their attention exclusively on the Latin market.[10] Their first album, Break it All, released in 1966, was named after the song previously released as a single.[11]

Reflecting the move towards psychedelia, their music went in a new direction. On their last studio album with the original line up, La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar, released in 1968,[12] they mixed psychedelic influences 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. The Sahakers would break up shortly thereafter.

Osvaldo Fattoruso, guitarist and drummer, died on July 29, 2012 due to cancer at the age of 64.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • "Break It All" (single) (1965)
  • Los Shakers (album)|Los Shakers (1965)
  • Break It All (album) (1966, consists mostly of re-recordings sung in English of songs from their debut LP and singles; released in USA)
  • Shakers for You (1966)
  • La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar]] (1968)
  • En el Estudio Otra Vez]] (1971 without Hugo and Osvaldo)
  • La Vigencia De Los Shakers (1976, EMI SLPE 500.569)
  • Los Ineditos De Los Shakers (1977, EMI 6186)
  • Bonus Tracks (2005, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 8287 678827-2)

Compilations[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  2. ^ Los Shakers. 60s punk.m78.com http://60spunk.m78.com/shakers.htm
  3. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  4. ^ Los Shakers. 60s punk.m78.com http://60spunk.m78.com/shakers.htm
  5. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  6. ^ Los Shakers. 60s punk.m78.com http://60spunk.m78.com/shakers.htm
  7. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  8. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  9. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  10. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  11. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography
  12. ^ Unterberger, Richard. "Los Shakers: Artist Biography." Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/los-shakers-mn0000360089/biography

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