Posted on April 17, 2010
The British group will say "goodbye" this year. His musicians leave behind 26 years of history and millions of records sold. They play on April 26 at Luna Park.
In the late '60s, and the female trio Labelle and the Dells wanted to record the song "If You Do not Know Me By Now." These verses, written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, followed guarded by a few years . His turn came only in 1972 with the group Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes.
In those years, the song became a real event in America. And yet, he still expected a second life.
This new opportunity was in 1989. The British group Simply Red interpreted with sufficient expertise to gain the attention of millions. For many, it was the first approach to the band (even though it was formed in 1984).
Led by Mick Hucknall, Simply Red entered the '90s as a band more "mainstream" yet not lose identity or abandoned their searches. As a result of these, the group leaned predominantly a successful fusion of soul and blues.
Later, with the album "Simply Blue" (late 90s), Hucknall and his incorporated some electronic touches to his music. In the "meantime", much of the group change. And the singer warrant against Rolling Stone that this exodus was necessary ("Often they became complacent. were beginning to think it's simple. It does not work that way").
Latin American tour
Twelve years after those words, Simply Red stops in Buenos Aires as part of his farewell tour through Latin America. Before Argentina, the British spend five Brazilian cities (Recife, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Rio). Finally, close the month in Chile (Santiago 28) and shall tread the Auditorium of Mexico City May 1.
Will the last opportunities to hear live a few songs that will survive.