Sunday, May 22, 2011
One Hit Wonders # 3 - Los Bravos
Here's another one of our precious one hit wonders...Los Bravos. They were formed in Madrid, Spain in 1965. Their one hit was "Black Is Black",an organ-driven mid tempo tune with some pretty nice horn parts and a very Gene Pitney-ish lead vocal by German-born Mike Kogel. It went to #2 in the U.K. and to #4 in the U.S. charts. Los Bravos consisted of Kogel, guitarist Antonio Martinez, organist Manuel Fernandez, Miguel Vinces Danus on bass and drummer Pablo Gomez.
Tragically, Miguel Fernandez commited suicide on May 20,1967 after the death of his wife Lottie Rey in an auto accident. He was 23 years old.