What's this site all about?
Why a web
site for the singer Lobo called "The Back Bay"?
I've been a big fan and collector of Lobo since the 70's. He's always been
one of my favorites. I bought all of his records, but in the late 70's when his
popularity faded his music got harder to find. His 1976 album was only released
in Europe, which I didn't find out about until the 90's. When he started showing
up on the country charts in the 80's on his own label, it didn't get much easier
finding his records. Sure they were going up the charts, some making the top 30,
but you still couldn't find them in the stores. Special order was the only way
to get them. Then he moved to the Evergreen label and even special order didn't
work. I had to telephone the label and the secretary was kind enough to send me
his new releases. In the late 80's I heard he retired. It wasn't until the
summer of 1997 that I learned he was recording with a record label out of
Singapore called Ponycanyon. Again, the only way I could get these albums was to
order them directly from the record label, after trying countless import record
shops on the internet.
I searched and searched the internet trying to find info on Lobo and found
very little. So, being the devoted fan I am, decided to put this site out here
in hopes that other Lobo fans like me can get all the information they need.
Why call it "The Back Bay"? This is a track off the 1994 cd
"Asian Moon". Of all the new album tracks, this is my favorite. So I
named this web site after it.
Since putting this site online the response from the Lobo fans has been
great. I want to thank everyone for all of their praise for this site and for
the contributions, especially Tim Belet, and BS Lee my Malaysia Connection. With
the help from fans all over the world I decided to change the name of the web
page from "The Back Bay - The Unofficial Lobo Web Page" to "The
Back Bay - The Fans Of Lobo Web Page". Lobo has been to this web site and
was pleased with what I've done. I'd like to thank Lobo and his manager Billy
Aerts for their cooperation and support. None of this would be if not for that.
In 2000 I had the privilege of meeting Lobo and Billy. They have declared this
the official Lobo web site. I'll continue working with Lobo and Billy and the
FANS to make this the most accurate and up to date Lobo web site.
The Back Bay now has it's own internet address "www.fansoflobo.com" or
"fansoflobo.com". Thanks to the support all of the fans for helping
make this possible.
If you come into this site and are a Lobo fan, please email
Thank you for stopping by.