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Baccara were a very popular Spanish dance-pop duo in the late seventies. The group consisted of Mayte Mateus (7 March 1951), and María Mendiola (4 May 1952). Their music was a blend of pop and disco, with lyrics in English sung with the peculiar Spanish accent of the two singers.

Baccara’s most famous hits were “Sorry I’m a lady” and “Yes sir, I can boogie”, both of which topped the charts during 1977 in some European countries, including the United Kingdom. In 1978, their song “Parlez-Vous Français?” got the seventh place at the Eurovision Song Contest. Curiously, the duo were representing Luxembourg. After releasing four albums, Baccara ceased to exist in 1982. Up from this moment, María and Mayte have followed their musical careers separately, either solo or with new reformations of the duo like Baccara 2000 or New Baccara.

Mayte Mateos graduated as a teacher from the Royal Spanish Academy for Arts, Drama and Dance in Madrid and then joined Spanish Television’s Ballet Company. While there she met fellow performer María Mendiola. In 1976 the two women formed a singing and dancing duo (using the title Venus) and left the Ballet Company. Initially the duo’s act was simply that of variety show dancers. Their first television appearance was on the Palmarés light entertainment programme[1] and they were engaged at a nightclub in the Aragon city of Zaragoza, but their contract was cancelled when the club manager decided that they were “too elegant” for the style of show.


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  • beatsdontstop

    boogie boogie

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    как и все евродиско - пошлейший дремучий отстой, почему-то именно в рашке особенно глубоко пустивший корни.

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Lewiswontdie95


    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Keila_M

    Yes Sir, I Can Boogie <3

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ana_serapiao

    Koochie-koo ♥

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • igorgeneration

    V 23!!! congratz hehe.

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dicofanmarc

    BIG FAN myself since I was 14... and stil I follow them...;-) My fav songs are...Love you till I die,Darling,For you,By 1999,Roses in the snow....By the way I have 23 diffrent cds from them

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Jay_3191


    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • juuortiz

    sorry, i'm lady

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • humannaturegirl


    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • wlazinha

    The accent is adorable. xD [3]

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • patykol

    Boogie, Boogie ♥

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Mr_caco

    baccara <3

    6 Aug 2011 Reply

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    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • pups51

    Да, это наша молодость...

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
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  • Pruy

    Super. I really like the album "Baccara " and "Discomania"

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • besto-super

    Да здорово всё!И вспоминаются миньоны,которые я слушал в юности...Эх,времечко было!

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • sackito

    The accent is adorable. xD [2]

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
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