Template:Move Manuel García Lozano (1939) (Manolo) and Francisco García Lozano (1942) (Paco), artistically known as Hermanos Calatrava (Calatrava Brothers), (born in Villanueva de la Serena, Badajoz) are two Spanish comedians, parodists and singers.

Born in Extremadura, their first performance was in 1952 in Badajoz, on Radio Extremadura, in a national broadcast program hosted by Bobby Deglané. They later went to a neighborhood of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, where they began performing at the Pimpinela club from 1955 until 1980. The name Hermanos Calatrava comes from their father's second surname.[1] In Barcelona, they participated in a Radio Barcelona program called La comarca nos visita.

They started as a serious musical duo, but the hoarseness of Paco during a performance caused laughter among the audience, which caused a turn in their careers. Paco Calatrava, known as "the ugly one", is especially remembered for his interpretations of the singer Mick Jagger, with whom he has been mistaken several times, due to his physical resemblance..[2] In contrast, Manolo Calatrava, who usually has the role of the serious singer in their performances, was at first known as "the handsome one" and later as "the less ugly one".

Filmography

Discography

  • 1968. " Llorona","La fiesta no es para feos","Mañana,mañana","Ayer tuve un sueño" (45 rpm Vergara-10.053-C)
  • 1968. Honey, Los ejes de mi carreta, Bravo, Angelitos negros (45 rpm. Vergara)
  • 1968. Aleluya, Cariño trianero, Vino una ola, El ángel de la guarda (45 rpm. Vergara).
  • 1969. O quizá simplemente te regale una rosa, Somos novios, Mama, No (45 rpm. Vergara).
  • 1970. Los Hermanos Calatrava cantan en español. Conté: ¿De tu novia qué?, Campanera, Ay la que se lué liá, La niña de fuego, La hija de Juan Simón, El farolero, La tarara, Trigo limpio, Y viva España, Mahoma'0, Domingueros(33 rpm. Belter)
  • 1976. Soleado. Conté: Soleado, Mahoma, El farolero, Volver, volver, Trigo limpio, La hija de Juan Simón, Marcho lejos, El teléfono llora, Bella sin alma, La niña de fuego (33 rpm. Ediciones sonoras)
  • 1977. Lo Mejor de los Hermanos Calatrava. Conté: Volver, volver, Soleado, Y viva España, Bella sin alma, El teléfono llora, La hija de Juan Simón, La niña de fuego, Gigi l'amoroso (33 rpm. Ediciones sonoras)
  • 1978. Canciones infantiles para adultos, El bingo (45 rpm. Belter)
  • 1978. Cuentos phonográficos. Conté: Cuento nochi, Caperucita roja, Blancanieves, La Cenicienta (33 rpm. Belter)
  • 1993. La Isla Merengue y la Isla Culé (Casset. Divucsa)
  • 2001. Ay, coño! me comí una vaca loca y otros éxitos. Conté: Ay, coño! me comí una vaca loca, 120-150-200 km/h, No, Vino una ola, No soy de aquí, Di papá, Aleluya

References

Category:Spanish comedians