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Biography

Aguaturbia was a Chilean rock band formed in 1968, featuring Carlos Corales (guitars) and his wife Denise Corales(vocals). The rest of the band included Willy Cavada (drums) and Ricardo Briones (bass).

Recognised as pioneers of rock in Latin America, they also caused controversy in the media of those years with their album covers. On March 13, 1970, La Segunda newspaper featured on its front page Aguaturbia’s first album cover, with the band members posing naked.

Aguaturbia’s second album cover caused even greater scandal with singer Denise being crucified, clearly inspired by the "Christ of Saint John of the Cross" painting of Salvador Dali. That was Aguaturbia’s last album, because by the end of 1970 they decided to establish themselves in New York to pursuit fame and also due to the political and social changes happening in Chile.

While playing Latin and Bossa Nova in New York bars (under the band name of Sun) for a living and to become better-known in the scene in order to play their original music, they decided to return to Chile in 1973 after the leaving of Willy Cavada and immigration problems. Unfortunately the political situation there turned worse with the military strike against Salvador Allende’s government and the beginning of Pinochet’s long dictatorship. They played their last 2 concerts in 1974, all tickets were sold out. Since then, Carlos Corales and Denise have had various musical projects. Today, Aguaturbia are one of Chile’s most influential and recognised rock bands, and music listeners around the world consider them as one of the best psychedelic rock bands outside Great Britain and USA.

Albums:
1969 Aguaturbia
1970 Volumen 2

Compilations:
1993 Psychedelic Drugstore
2004 Complete Tracks
2008 appears on: Love, Peace & Poetry: Chilean Psychedelic Music

Singles:
1967 Erotica / Heartbreaker
1970 Somebody to Love
1973 El Hombre De La Guittarra / Hermoso Domingo

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