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‘Black is black, I want my baby back’: One-hit wonders Los Bravos, 1967
09.13.2012
08:18 am

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Spanish beat combo Los Bravos were the first (only?) group from Spain to have a top five hit in America. Their instantly recognizable classic, “Black is Black,” with its plaintive, Gene Pitney-esque vocal courtesy of German-born singer Mike Kogel reached #2 in the UK charts and #4 here in 1966.

Los Bravos weren’t technically “one-hit wonders” as they landed a second single in the British charts with “I Don’t Care.”

In the wonderful pop art-inspired clip below, Los Bravos lip-sync their hit in the 1967 film Los Chicos Con Las Chicas.
 

Posted by Richard Metzger

 

 

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