1962 – present (56 years)
Los Freddy's (or Los Freddys) were a Mexican musical group, founded in 1962 in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
The group was one of the most popular Mexican ensembles of the 1960s and 1970s. Early in their careers, the group earned popularity by playing cover songs of popular English-language songs (such as Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs' "Wooly Bully" and The Beatles' "Penny Lane") that were translated into Spanish, as well as producing original romantic ballads. The band established themselves throughout Latin America as one of the top bands with a string of successful slow ballads and grupera style songs. They were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989. In 1994, lead singer Arturo Cisneros left the band to pursue a solo career and now performs under his own name. The remaining band members continue together with a new lead singer. A compilation album of the group's 30 greatest hits released in 2003 produced a resurgence of the group's popularity, earning the album a spot on the Billboard charts in the United States
In 1962, five friends from a small town of San Andres, a suburb of Guadalajara, State of Jalisco, Mexico, formed a group that would become one of Mexico's most popular bands for the next 30 years.
In an interview with morning radio host Pepe Reyes (La Preciosa Network, Clear Channel Radio), lead singer Arturo Cisneros announced he officially left the band on August 29, 1994. Cisneros stated that he began recording for an undisclosed record label as a solo artist in the following months and by January of 1995 had completed 5 solo albums. In 1997, Cisneros formed his own version of los Freddy's (Arturo Cisneros Y sus Freddy's) with three former members of the original Freddy's: Octavio Aguilar, Raziel de Lugo & Ruperto Lopez.
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