The Mexican Style band formed in 1974 in L.A. They originally set out to be a rock 'n' roll band but veered towards a more traditional Mexican sound, combining blues, R&B, Country & Tex-Mex during their 25 years together. The bands name is Spanish for 'The Wolves'.
Los Lobos' biggest commercial success was in 1987 when the band's remake of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba, from the movie of the same name," topped the charts. In 1992, The band released what was rated by critics and fans as being their best ever record, "Kiko", this earned them an MTV award.
Over the years, the band released a number of albums, were presented with numerous Grammy awards and were involved in film. They are still currently touring (2011) with the likes of Eric Clapton.