Los Terrícolas

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Los Terrícolas
Origin Morón, Carabobo, Venezuela
Genres Ballad, Pop, Romantic
Years active 1968 - 1979
Labels Discomoda
Associated acts Ana y Jaime
Members Johnny Hoyer
Lenny Beatriz Hoyer
Nestor Daniel Hoyer
Angel David Hoyer
Freddy Fuentes
Efrain Zambrano
Angel Zambrano

Los Terrícolas was a Venezuelan pop music group. American music critic Craig Harris has called them "one of Venezuela's top dance bands".[1]

The group's name means "The Earthlings" in Spanish. They formed in the early 1970s in Morón, Carabobo, built around three siblings: Johnny, David, and Lenny Beatriz Hoyer. Also a member is lead singer Nestor Daniel. Among their early hits in the mid-1970s were "Vivirás" (You will live) (a hit in Ecuador), "Te juro que te amo" (I swear that I love you) (a hit in Mexico), and "Luto en mi alma" (Mourning in my soul) (a hit across Latin America).[1] Following their rise to fame, they toured throughout South America, Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States.[1]

The ensemble has had two hit records in the U.S.; a 1991 greatest hits compilation, 20 Grandes Exitos, reached #9 on the Billboard Regional Mexican charts, and The 2002 live disc En Concierto hit #11 on the Latin Pop chart and #27 on the Top Latin Albums chart.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Craig Harris, Los Terricolas at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic