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Music – 1980 – Beto Y Los Fairlanes – El Fabulosa – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Beto y Los Fairlanes is a worldbeat, latin pop, jazz and salsa band from Austin, Texas….which was founded in the late 1970’s by Robert “Beto” Skiles…..as the band came out of the prolific 1970’s Austin music scene.  Early in their career, the band played at legendary Austin music venues such as the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch, and Soap Creek Saloon….who released their first album, Midnight Lunch in 1978.

The band is the brainchild of Robert Skiles….who is a native of San Antonio….with  degrees in music from the University of Texas at Austin and University of North Texas…. who before forming Beto y Los Fairlanes….was, and still is, a prominent jazz pianist in and around Austin. On the classical side….he played piano for the Austin City Ballet and the University of Texas dance department. He has also written and conducted four major works for orchestra.

In 1980, as seen in this video herewith….the group performed on the world famous PBS music television program Austin City Limits.

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