The death of Beloved Jaenwho was a founding member and bassist of the legendary Spanish pop band The Devils.
Although active in various different stages, Los Diablos were one of the most important Spanish pop bands of the late sixties and practically all of the seventies. Amado Jaén was one of its founding members, bassist and he was also the one who adapted from French one of their greatest hits, “Un Ray de Sol”, one of those timeless songs that has survived the passage of time as a representative of the golden years of the pop ye-yé. The French song was titled “Fernando” and had been published in 1969 in the voice of Sheila, but the version by Los Diablos has been the best known.
Los Diablos published seven albums before their first dissolution in 1978, some of them becoming Gold Records and exceeding sales of half a million copies.
Jaén has died at the age of seventy-four, a victim of cancer from which he had been suffering for months. A few days ago he underwent an important surgical operation that was not enough for him to overcome the disease.
Aside from his career with Los Diablos – who had other important songs such as “Acalorado” or “Oh Oh July”, Jaén composed for other artists, for advertising and adapted countless songs from soundtracks of children’s television series such as “Doraemon”, “Sherlock Holmes” either “Drac Z’s Ball”.