‘Yes Sir I Can Boogie’ singer María Mendiola dies aged 69

María Mendiola, who was half of the band Baccara behind disco anthem Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, has died at the age of 69.

The singer, who was one half of the Spanish duo, died in Madrid surrounded by her family on Saturday morning.

The duo are known for their anthem Yes Sir I Can Boogie which topped the charts in 10 European countries, including the UK, selling 16 million copies.

It became an anthem for the Scotland national team ahead of Euro 2020. 

Her bandmate Cristina Sevilla confirmed the news on Instagram saying: “My dear Maria, a wonderful artist but above all my friend left us today,”

“I can only thank so much love for how I have received from you.”

Mendiola’s family also released a statement which read: “She will always be remembered for her love, dedication and respect for the world of music and interpretation. We will always remember her smile.”

The Herald Scotland

The Herald Scotland

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