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José Montserrate Feliciano (born September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican singer. A victim of congenital glaucoma, he was left permanently blind at birth. Feliciano overcame the effects of his impairment to score many international hits. September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Lares is a small mountain town in Puerto Ricos central-western area. ... Blindness can be defined physiologically as the condition of lacking visual perception. ...

He was first exposed to music at age 3. At five, his family moved to Spanish Harlem, New York City. At age 9, he played on the Teatro Puerto Rico. He could play various instruments (such as the accordion) by then but he wanted to learn to play the guitar. To learn, he locked himself in his room for up to 14 hours a day to listen to 1950s rock albums but also classic guitarist like Segovia and Jazz player like Wes Montgomery, and had assistance from Harold Morris. Spanish Harlem, also known as East Harlem or El Barrio, is a neighborhood in northeastern part of the borough of Manhattan, one of the largest predominantly Hispanic communities in New York City. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... A button accordion An accordion is a musical instrument of the handheld bellows-driven free reed aerophone family, sometimes referred to as squeezeboxes. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument characterized by its visually dominant body and neck. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ...

At 17, he quit school to play in clubs, because his family was going through a precarious economic situation. That year also, he had his first professional, contracted performance in Detroit. A nightclub (often shortened to club) is an entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Nickname: Motor City Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ...

In 1966, he went to Mar Del Plata, Argentina, to perform at the Festival de Mar Del Plata. There, he impressed RCA Victor officials, who told him to stay there to record an album in Spanish. They weren't sure what they wanted to record, but Feliciano suggested they record bolero music. The result was two smash hits with the singles Poquita Fe (Little Faith) and Uste (You; "uste(d)" being a more respectful way to say "you" in Spanish). 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Mar del Plata (population 550,000) is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Buenos Aires Province, 400 km south of Buenos Aires. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ...

A year later Feliciano was to perform in Great Britain, but the authorities would not allow his guide-dog into the country. The stringent quarantine measures of those days were intended to prevent the spread of rabies. Feliciano expressed his anger in the song No dogs allowed. The live version made the charts in 1969. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...

After two more successful albums, Feliciano had become a household name all over Latin America. Then, he moved to Los Angeles, to pursue his dream of becoming a household name in the United States too. Feliciano then composed Feliz Navidad (I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas) which has become a Christmas classic in the United States as well as in Latin-America, and his own versions of The Doors' song Light My Fire and for his High Heel Sneakers, He immediately became a sensation all across North America and sold millions of albums on the strength of those three songs, he won 2 Grammy for "Best New Artist of the Year" and for "Best Pop Song of the Year" in 1969 Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... Feliz Navidad means Merry Christmas in Spanish (literally Happy [or Felicitous] Nativity). It is also spoken in the plural for emphasis, Felices Navidades. ... The Doors, Legacy (Clockwise from top right): Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek The Doors (formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California) was a popular and influential American rock band. ...

In 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was given the opportunity to sing the Star-Spangled Banner at Tiger Stadium during the World Series. His highly personalized, slow, Latin-jazz performance proved highly controversial. Some called his rendition unpatriotic and a disgrace. Others understood the emotions and sincerity of his performance, and he emerged as a counterculture hero. The rendition was released as a single which charted for 5 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #50. Feliciano's Star-Spangled Banner took place 10 months before the now famous Jimi Hendrix rendition at Woodstock. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 1,250,000+ US dead: 58,226 US wounded... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... This article is about Tiger Stadium in Detroit. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... James Marshall Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and cultural icon. ... Woodstock redirects here. ...

He also wrote and performed the theme song to the 1970s comedy series Chico and the Man, and played a guest role on that series as Chico's (Freddie Prinze) cousin, singer Pepe Fernando, also even in 70s, He act like actor and composer in some Tv series and movies including McMillan & Wife, Kung Fu episodes and the soundtrack of the movie "Aaron loves Angela" in 1976 and "Mackenna's Gold" with Quincy Jones. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Chico and the Man was an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 13, 1974 to July 21, 1978, starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown (The Man), the cantankerous owner of a run down garage in an East Los Angeles barrio, and introducing Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, an... Freddie Prinze Freddie Prinze (June 22, 1954–January 29, 1977) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. ...

Feliciano holds the distinction of being one of the few singers to have enjoyed success both in Spanish music and in English rock and roll. He has also recorded songs in Italian, being a well known act in Italy where he sing "Che Sara" great hit in half Europe, behind the Iron Curtain, Asia and recorded also it in spanish (Que Serà) great hit in all Central and South America and in english "Shake a Hand" big hit in Scandinavian countries Also Jose in 70s was really appreciated musician and considerated one of the most incredible guitarist of our time: He won for 5 time consecutives in 70s award for best Pop Guitarist from guitar Player Magazine and also was voted in Jazz, Classic and rock fields. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

He received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1987, after continuing on being a very popular singer during the 1980s. He had his hands cast on the famous Madame Tussaud's museum's Wall of Fame, and he has a star in the Walk of Fame of his native Puerto Rico. He also have a great hit in 1987 in Austria for the song "The Sound of Vienna" nr1 for 4 weeks and recorded with the famous "Vienna Simphony Orchestra" which also perform live with Jose at Danube Park in Vienna with more tha 50.000 people and broadcast in national Tv; but sure during 80s Record companies give to Jose much more space only for latin market and Jose recorded an impressive number of album and hit for that market, included the Motown allbums "Escenas de Amor" and "Me Enamore" and other from RCA, Emi and Capitol which add to Jose 4 more Grammy for best latin performer An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Madame Tussauds and the London Planetarium Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London, with branches in Amsterdam, Hong Kong ( Victoria Peak), Las Vegas, Copenhagen and New York City. ...

In 1995, Feliciano was honored by the government of New York, which re-named Public School 155 the Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 2001, Feliciano admitted to having inpregnated a woman outside his marriage. The woman gave birth to a baby boy. Sadly, the boy was born with serious health problems and passed away a few weeks after birth. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Every year during the 2000s his perennial 1970 Christamas song "Feliz Navidad" return every years in any USA charts like one of most played from radio songs and downloaded songs in that christmas period, Feliz Navidad was also recognized from Ascap like one of the most 25 Christmas all time songs most played in the world

In 2006 Jose thanked God for give the possibility to download music from the net and recorded his first Instrumental album "Six String Lady" dedicated to his master Andres Segovia, this album is on the market only for donwload form his personal Jose Feliciano Official Site



1964 The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano -
1965 Fantastic Feliciano -
1966 A Bag Full of Soul -
1968 Feliciano! -
1968 Souled -
1969 Feliciano - 10 to 23 -
1969 Alive Alive-O! -
1970 Fireworks -
1970 Christmas Album -
1971 Encore! -
1971 Ché Sarà -
1971 That the Spirit Needs -
1972 Sings -
1972 Memphis Menu -
1973 Compartments -
1974 For My Love, Mother Music -
1974 And The Feeling's Good -
1975 Just Wanna Rock and Roll -
1976 Angela -
1977 Sweet Soul Music -
1981 Jose Feliciano -
1983 Romance In The Night -
1989 I'm Never Gonna Change -
1990 Steppin' Out -
1996 Present Tense -
1996 On Second Thought -
2000 The Season Of your Heart -
2006 Six String Lady (the instrumental album)


1966 El Sentimiento La Voz y la Guitarra -
1966 La Copa Rota -
1967 Sombra -
1967 ¡El Fantástico! - 1967 Mas Éxitos de José -
1968 Felicidades Con Lo Mejor de José Feliciano -
1968 Sin Luz -
1971 En Mi Soledad - No Llores -
1971 José Feliciano Dos Cruces -
1971 José Feliciano January 71 -
1971 José Feliciano Canta Otra -
1982 Escenas de Amor -
1983 Me Enamoré -
1984 Como Tú Quieres -
1985 Ya Soy Tuyo -
1986 Te Amaré -
1987 Tu Inmenso Amor -
1990 Niña -
1992 Latin Street '92 -
1996 Americano -
1998 Señor Bolero -
2001 Señor Bolero 2 -
2003 Guitarra Mía Tribute -
2005 A México, Con Amor -

See also

list of famous Puerto Ricans in alphabetical order by last names, where applicable. ... Blind musicians are singers or instrumentalists who are physically unable to see. ...

External links

  • Jose Feliciano Official Site
  • Jose Feliciano Fan Site
  • The Feliciano Fiesta Fan Site
  • Jose Feliciano FORUM Site

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Jose Feliciano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (707 words)
José Montserrate Feliciano (born September 10, 1945 in Lares) is a Puerto Rican singer.
Feliciano holds the distinction of being one of the few singers to have enjoyed success both in Spanish music and in English rock and roll.
In 1995, Feliciano was honored by the government of New York, which re-named Public School 155 the Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School.
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