Summary

''''Los Freddy's''' (or '''Los Freddys''') were a Mexican musical group, founded in 1962 in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

The group was one of the most popular Mexican ensembles of the 1960s and 1970s.Ramiro Burr, [http://books.google.com/books?id=b2RaAAAAMAAJ&q=%22los+freddy's%22&dq=%22los+freddy's%22&pgis=1 The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music]. Billboard Books, 1999. Early in their careers, the group earned popularity by playing cover songs of popular English-language songs (such as Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs' "Wooly Bully" and The Beatles' "Penny Lane") that were translated into Spanish, as well as producing original romantic ballads. The band established themselves throughout Latin America as one of the top bands with a string of successful slow ballads and grupera songs. They were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989.[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1175572.html It's Tracy's Turn]. ''Washington Post'', February 19, 1989. (subscription required) In 1994, lead singer Arturo Cisneros left the band to pursue a solo career and now performs under his own name. The remaining band members continue together with a new lead singer. A compilation album of the group's 30 greatest hits released in 2003 produced a resurgence of the group's popularity, earning the album a spot on the Billboard charts in the United States.