The band was formed in 1963 in Montevideo, Uruguay. They were modeled after The Beatles and even adopted similar haircuts and clothing, as can be seen in their record cover. The band sang many songs in English, despite their location, and gained their greatest popularity in Argentina. The first single recorded as The Shakers was "My Bonnie", in 1965.
Their music went in a new direction on their last studio album with the original line up, La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar. On this album, their sound was that of psychedelic music mixed with candombe and some tango sounds. However, their recording label (EMI) did not approve of this new sound, and left them without any promotion or support; it led to the band's split up. In 2005, the original lineup re-united, and recorded a CD Bonus Tracks and played in Argentina and Uruguay.
Osvaldo Fattoruso, a great drummer that, however, used to play one of the guitars of the band died on July 29, 2012 due to cancer at the age of 64.
- Hugo Fattoruso - lead vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
- Osvaldo Fattoruso - guitar, vocals
- Roberto "Pelín" Capobianco - bass guitar, Bandoneon, backing vocals
- Carlos "Caio" Vila - drums, backing vocals