Los Del Rio – duo from Spain
Los Del Rio was formed in Seville, Spain in 1962 by two best friends Antonio Romero Monge and Rafael Ruíz Perdigones. Even though the group recorded over 35 albums and still performs on stage, the world remembers them by one 1996 hit with a resounding name “Macarena”.
In 1966, the duo recorded its first EP, which featured just four songs. It was a live recording of their concert in Seville Theater Vega.
In 1967, the band presented its first studio LP, Luces de Sevilla. It was popular in their native town. Back then, it was fairly easy to book Los Del Rio for a private event in Spain.
In 1969, the duo went on its first tour to Mexico, where it was very popular. A year later, Rafael went to serve in the army and Antonio had to hire other musicians in order to avoid a hiatus in the band’s career.