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  • Formed: Bilbao, Spain
  • Years Active: 1960s, 1970s


Biography All Music Guide

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Spanish vocal group Mocedades was formed in 1967 by four young students from Bilbao. Inspired by folk music and songs by the Beatles, they started a band called Voces y Guitarras, later named Mocedades. When producer Juan Carlos Calderon listened to their first demo, he was instantly convinced about the chance they would have to become a major act in the local scene. Mocedades started making history in 1973 when the band came in second place at Eurovisión's Festival with its song "Eres Tú," followed soon after by a second smash hit called "Tómame o Déjame." In 1980, Mocedades signed up to CBS and started working with producer Oscar Gómez. While the group started going through a period of important changes, its remaining members were able to start all over again, without giving any chance to a final breakup. Songs such as "Amor de Hombre" and "Maitechu Mia," recorded along with Plácido Domingo, climbed on popular music charts. The fact of having different singers through its career didn't change Mocedades' basis, keeping a solid prestige strengthened by followers all around the world.