Los Hermanos Carrión

Mexican vocal group Los Hermanos Carrión rose to prominence in the '60s and '70s as one of their nation's first groups to emulate the pop music of the U.S. Performing music akin to that of popular artists like the Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka, Del Shannon, and Paul Anka, Los Hermanos Carrión garnered the attention of the record labels Discos Cisne and Orfeón. Brothers Eduardo Federico and Ricardo Sergio Carrión recorded a handful of songs for Orfeón toward the end of 1960, released the following year. The disc, entitled Show de los Carrión, was the first of many the brothers would record for the label. Thanks to the prominence of rock in U.S. and Mexican films, the market was primed for the brothers' music, which became almost instantly popular. Los Hermanos Carrión would go on to record more than 20 original albums for the Orfeón label, with a handful of projects on other labels like Harmony, Melody, and IM Discos. Specializing in romantic folk-rock ballads, the brothers carved out a deep stylistic niche that they almost completely dominated. Though their recording career petered out in the mid-'80s, the group continued to maintain a busy performance schedule. Touring throughout Mexico, Los Hermanos Carrión commanded large audiences in theaters several times a month for better than 40 years after their debut. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez

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