Biography

There are at least four known bands with the name Magneto.

1) Magneto was a superstar Mexican boy band in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1986, Magneto was featured in “Siempre en Domingo,” a Spanish entertainment show viewed across Latin America and parts of Europe. The group’s biggest international hit, “Vuela, Vuela,” was a Spanish-language version of Desireless’ “Voyage, Voyage.” The clasic Magneto lineup — Alex, Alan, Charlie, Mauri and Elias — recorded four albums together between 1989 and 1993. They also starred in a big-screen motion picture, “Cambiando El Destino,” that was released in 1992. The group split in 1996 after a farewell performance at the Plaza de Toros in Mexico. In 2001, the classic lineup reunited as XMagneto for a tour and a greatest-hits disc.

Original members
* Eddie, Xavier, Elías, Pepe, and Juan
Replacements
* Alan #1, Enrique, Mauri, Marcos, Eduardo, Carlos, Danny, Alex, Charlie, Alan #2, Toño

Albums
* Tu Libertad (1994) (Your Freedom)
* Más (1993) (More)
* Cambiando el Destino (1992) (Changing Destiny)
* Vuela, Vuela (1990)
* 40 grados (1989) (40 Degrees)
* Todo esta muy bien (1987) (Everything is very good)
* Tremendo (1986) (Tremendous)
* Super 6 Magneto (1984) (Magneto Super 6)
* Dejalo que gire (1984) (Let it grow)

2) An Indie band from from Seattle that provides a musical journey through catchy rhythms and guitar riffs. They formed around 2005 and have released one album entitled “Sounds Like Space”.

3) An Australian indie/powerpop band from Melbourne, formed in 2003, signed to Popboomerang Records and consisting of John Baxter on vocals/guitar, Pauly Inglis on bass/vocals, Michael Snowball (also of Groundswell) on guitar/vocals and Geoff Barnes (also of P76) on drums.

4) Also, a killer rock band from Athens, GA.

Edited by pubbrod on 13 Nov 2011, 23:45

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