Maria Mediola, the singer with 70’s disco act Baccara, has died in Madrid at age 69.
Maria formed Baccara with Mayte Mateos in Madrid in 1977. Their song ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ reached no 1 in the UK and across Europe and no 9 in Australia.
Baccara had a second top 10 hit in the UK with ‘Sorry I’m A Lady’ in 1978. That year Maria and Mayte represented Luxemborg in Eurovision. They came seventh.
Maria left Bacarra in 2008 for health issues. Her replacement Cristina Sevilla wrote on Instagram:
Cristina Sevilla, who broke the news of Mendiola’s death on Saturday.
“My dear Maria, I do not have the words,” she wrote on Baccara’s Instagram page. “I can only tell you what I had the opportunity to say so many times in life… I love you.”
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