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Feliciano, Jose

Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 70 years of age.
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Categories: Singer

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.