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Flashback Friday Video : Gloria Estefan + The Miami Sound Machine ‘Dr Beat’

The very first international single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine, led by Gloria Estefan, on their first English language, but eighth overall, studio album Eyes of Innocence (1984),”Dr. Beat” was written by the band’s lead songwriter and drummer Enrique “Kiki” Garcia and was released worldwide in 1984 becoming a top success across Europe

“Dr. Beat” was the band’s first-ever song to enter the charts during their first eight years. Helped in large part by an appearance by the band on Top of the Pops the title initially entered the UK Top 10, and then started to spread throughout Europe. In comparison, however, the song was a complete failure in the United States, only entering the Billboard Dance Club Play chart.  And today, September 1, Gloria Estefan celebrates her 60th birthday!