Baccara – Sorry I’m A Lady • TopPop

Rest in peace, María Mendiola.
María Mendiola, one of the two singers of the Spanish group Baccara, has died yesterday, Saturday September 11, 2021. The group had a huge hit in the 1970s with ‘Yes sir, I can boogie’. Baccara also represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978.
María Mendiola was 69 years old.
Baccara is a female vocal duo formed in 1977 by Spanish artists Mayte Mateos (born 7 February 1951 in Logroño) and María Mendiola (born 4 April 1952 in Madrid, deceased September 11, 2021). Mayte is mostly dressed in black and Maria in white. Their music is a mix of pop and disco with a light Spanish accent.
Together they performed as flamenco dancers for tourists on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. There they were discovered in 1976 by the German record executive of RCA-Records who offered them a contract.
The music they released was a mixture of pop music and disco with a touch of flamenco. Baccara sang songs in English, but with a Spanish accent (only Mendiola actually spoke English).

The pair rapidly achieved international success with their debut single “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie”, which reached number one across much of Europe and became the best-selling single of all-time by a female group, eventually selling more than 18 million copies worldwide.
A successful follow-up single (“Sorry, I’m a Lady”) and European tour led to a number of album releases, numerous television appearances and the duo’s selection to represent Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978.
This song reached #1 in the Dutch Top 40 on September 17, 1977.

This TopPop video was first broadcast by TopPop on 16 August 1977.

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Broadcast date: 16 August 1977

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