Music Timeline: History Lessons Learnt From Latin Songs

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according to: Fun People

Many in Argentina remember 1978 as a glorious year: the national soccer team won the world cup for the first time, playing at home. No doubt that was a historically relevant event, but others, like hardcore punk legends Fun People (now known as Boom Boom Kid‘s former band), remember the other story, the one that the newspapers weren’t covering then.

The systematic extermination of thousands of left-leaning kids in college age was taking place pretty much unnoticed, and many of them died in the hands of the infamous general Ramón Camps, to whom this song (included in Fun People’s debut) is dedicated.

That year, rock en español pioneer Charly García formed his third band, Serú Girán and released a self-titled album containing the anthemic “Seminare,” an immortal genre classic. Also in 1978, über-producer Gustavo Santaolalla, back then still a hippie rocker, abandoned his second band Soluna and moved to Los Angeles, California.

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