Los Diablos Azules (later Los Angeles Negros) were a Chilean band
formed in 1963 by guitarists Rigo Ragon and Hugo Matus and drummer
Lucho Ortiz. They started as a backing band for Pat Henry -
"the Chilean Bill Haley."
Hiis career highlights included
"Era un muchacho como yo que queria ser Beatle o Rolling Stone" (1967)
"The Sounds of Silence" (1969) and
I was assistant Kayser
released on Odeon.
In 1965 Pat Henry recorded first album with The Blue Devils
- a mixture of originals and covers of hits in English.
In 1966 they released
Jugando en la playa
perhaps the most famous Chilean instrumental single, and
in 1967 with the
LP the band established themselves
as completely instrumental.
Instrumental music fan shall discover how surprisingly similar this
album is to
Where the Action Is by
The hits were collected in the LP Pat Henry y Los Diablos Azules (1969),
the same year the band went to a long tour of Central and South America that
ended in Mexico in 1969.
The following year Pat Henry started singing with Los Carr Twins
(the duo of brothers Carrasco), but Los Diablos Azules
continued as a group until the mid-70s.
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