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Baccara

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Spanish flamenco artists Mayte Mateus and Maria Mendiolo were already performing together in 1977 for tourists if they were purchased by RCA exec Leon Deane. Called Baccara, the duo partnered with Rolf Soja, who penned their debut, “Yes Sir I COULD Boogie.” Released in the center of 1977, the music rocketed in the U.K. graphs, scoring the music group lots one in Sept. On the effectiveness of that music, their self-titled debut recording was an instantaneous success, and an additional follow-up solitary, “Sorry I’m a female,” offered the duo another U.K. strike in early 1978. Touring European countries brought Baccara a more substantial fan base and also wider audience for his or her follow-up albums. Light My Open fire premiered in 1978 and spun off many singles, including “La Bamba” and “Parlez-Vous Français?” The second option, needless to say, was their admittance for your year’s Eurovision Music Competition, where they displayed Luxembourg. A popular property, Baccara discovered themselves over the Western european and U.K. tv circuit, showing up on Germany’s Musikladen and on England’s Sacha Distel Display as regular guests while their disco was popular. The music group released simply two even more albums, Colors in 1979 and Poor Children in 1981. The strike process continued within their indigenous Spain, Germany, and Japan of these 3 years, although Britain regarded them bit more than one- or two-hit miracles. Indeed, their last record as Baccara didn’t also see release for the reason that nation. By enough time Poor Boys strike the racks, both Mateus and Mendiolo had been increasingly concentrating on their own single projects and, by 1983, the initial incarnation of Baccara acquired split. Nevertheless, by the center of the 10 years, both women had been leading their very own versions from the music group — Mendiolo as Baccara matched with Marissa Perez, and Mateus as New Baccara, initial with Jane Comerford and afterwards with Gina T. It had been the Mendiolo/Perez duo that surfaced triumphant heavy-hitters over the HI-NRG picture during the past due ’80s, launching a string of membership strikes — “Contact Me,” “Illusion Boy,” and “Contact Me Up” — that culminated within the confusingly entitled New Baccara’s Fun, Fun, Fun LP in 1990 (the record also included a fresh edition of “Yes Sir I COULD Boogie”). Both variations of Baccara continuing to record and perform through the entire ’90s, using a cover edition of “Blowing wind Beneath My Wings” an enormous U.K. membership hit, while several hits packages have already been released without the real distinction between your two bands. Certainly, in the past due ’90s, New Baccara fell the first phrase off their name, once again getting Baccara. A strikes deal, Baccara 2000, premiered in 1999.

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Full Name Baccara
Music Songs Yes Sir, I can boogie, Sorry, I'm a Lady, The Devil Sent You to Lorado, Parlez-Vous Francais?, Koochie-Koo, Ay, Ay Sailor, Love You Till I Die, Cara Mia, La Bamba, By 1999, Darling, Somewhere In Paradise, Don't Play Me A Symphonie, Mad In Madrid, Body-Talk, Sleepy Time Toy, Baby, Why Don't You Reach Out - Light My Fire, One, Two, Three, That's Life, Feel Me, My Kisses Need a Cavalier, Adelita, Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, Baila Tú, I Belong to Your Heart, Eins Plus Eins Ist Eins, Gimme More, Can't Help Falling In Love, Heart, Body And Soul, Nights in Black Satin, Paloma Blanca, Sing Our Love a Lullaby, I'll Learn To Fly Tonight
Albums Light My Fire, The Best of Baccara – Original Hits, Bad Boys, Satin... In Black & White, Colours, Baccara, I Belong to Your Heart, Baccara 2000, The Best of Baccara, The Very Best of Baccara, Soy tu Venus, The Hits of Baccara, The Original Hits, 30th Anniversary, Woman to Woman, The Collection, Star Collection, Golden Stars, Yes Sir I Can Boogie, Star Gala, Lo Mejor de Baccara, Todas Sus Grabaciones En RCA (1977-1980), Made in Spain, 70s, Los Años Jovenes: Dias de Disco, Pop Masters: Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, Pop Masters: Body Talk, The Best Of, Wind Beneath My Wings, Copacabana, Singles Collection, Best Of


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A cambio de nada 2015 performer: "Yes Sir I Can Boogie"
La isla mínima 2014 performer: "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
Cuéntame 2008-2010 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Potiche 2010 performer: "Parlez-vous français?"
Mine vaganti 2010 performer: "Sorry I'm a Lady"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die ZDF-Hitparty 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
50 años de 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad 2005 TV Movie performer: "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón 2003 performer: "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
Kremlyovskiy koncert 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Anke 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley 1998 performer: "Feel Me"
Projekt X 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1996-1997 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Ein verrücktes Paar 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Polizeiinspektion 1 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Eurovision Song Contest 1978 TV Special performer: "Parlez-vous français?"
The Stud 1978 performer: "Sorry I'm a Lady" - uncredited
Top of the Pops 1977-1978 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Starparade 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legendy Retro FM 2013 TV Series Themselves
Die ZDF-Hitparty 2009 TV Series Themselves
Podium 2006 TV Series Themselves
Das ZDF-Sommerhitfestival 2001 TV Series Themselves
2000 y una noche 2000 TV Movie Herself
Disco 1977-1980 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Comedy Guest
The Eurovision Song Contest 1978 TV Special Themselves - Luxembourg Entry: 8th Place
Top of the Pops 1977-1978 TV Series Themselves
Starparade 1977 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 2012 TV Movie documentary Themselves (uncredited)
Eurofestival 2010 Documentary
¡Feliz 2010! Cuéntame 2009 TV Movie Themselves
50 años de 2009 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1977-1978 TV Series Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978 Bambi Bambi Awards Showstar - Female


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