Peru, 2012, Not Rated, Documentary,Music, 1hr 9mins

In 1965, Los Saicos became the most popular rock band in Lima and started a Saicomania which competed with the musical invasion of the Beatles in Peru. Noisy concerts, screaming fans, riots, groupies and more. Los Saicos started it all in a country without a rock and roll tradition.

A small record label signed them up, and that's how their songs reached many homes. Television noticed their popularity  and in a smart move invited them to participate in several TV shows, including one of their own. The press treated them like celebrities but more importantly, they paved the way for dozens of other garage bands throughout Peru.

Director: Hector Chavez