Inevitably, ineffably, I had to get around to mentioning the Miami Sound Machine.
You know... for Hispanic Heritage Month.
In the U.S.A., that group’s English-language breakout cut was the unforgettable (and yet I try) “Conga.” Way back in 1985.
But the previous year, Gloria Estefan and the boys had an international hit called “Dr. Beat.” It was a Top-10 single in Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.
Yep, “Dr. Beat” paved the way for Ms. Estefan to become the most famous Cuban since Castro.