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Feliciano, Jose

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Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Puerto Rican
Categories: Singer

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1945 – He was born on the 10th day of September this year in Lares, Puerto Rico.

 

1948 - He was first exposed to music at age three.

 

1965 - He quit school to play in clubs because his family was going through a precarious economic situation. That year he also had his first professional, contracted performance in Detroit.

 

1966 – He went to Mar Del Plata, Argentina, to perform at the Festival de Mar Del Plata.

 

1967 – He was to perform in Great Britain, but the authorities would not allow his guide dog into the country.

 

1968 – He was given the opportunity to perform The Star-Spangled Banner at Tiger Stadium during the World Series.

 

1969 – He expressed his anger in the song No Dogs Allowed. The live version made the charts this year.

 

1970 - He wrote and performed the theme song to the comedy series Chico and the Man, and played a guest role on that series as Chico's (Freddie Prinze) cousin, singer Pepe Fernando.

 

1971 – He traveled to Italy to participate in the Sanremo Music Festival, singing the song Che Sarà in Italian.

 

1987 - He received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

1995 – He was honored by the City of New York, which re-named Public School 155 the Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School.

 

1986 – He played himself in the film Fargo, singing in a hotel ballroom, though in the distance and not very recognizable.

 

2003 - Guitarra Mía, a special tribute to him, was produced by the Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and aired in Puerto Rico and in cities with large Latino populations in the United States.

 

2006 - He recorded his first instrumental album, Six String Lady, dedicated to his master, Andres Segovia.

 

2007 – He released a new album called Soundtrack of My Life, which is the first English album composed and written by Feliciano.


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