José Feliciano

José Feliciano

 

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José Monserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano [xoˈse feliˈsjano], is a Puerto Rican guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad". He was born blind. His music is known for having a mix of styles, for example including both flamenco music and mellow easy listening influences in many songs.[1]

In the US, he received widespread popularity in the 1960s, particularly after his 1968 album, Feliciano!, came out and was a number two hit.[1] He has released many albums over the years in both English and Spanish.

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Highlights11

Feliciano!
 
Feliciano! is a 1968 album by Puerto Rican guitarist José Feliciano. All of the tracks are acoustic cover versions of songs popularized by other artists, including The Mamas & the Papas, The Doors, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Beatles, Jorge Ben Jor, and Lou Johnson.Feliciano!
Feliz Navidad
 
"Feliz Navidad" is a macaronic Christmas song written in 1970 by the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter José Feliciano.
¿Por Qué Te Tengo Que Olvidar?
 
"¿Por Qué Te Tengo Que Olvidar?" (English: "Why Do I Have to Forget You?") is a song written by Luis Ángel, Edwin Apolinaris and Tommy Villarini, performed by Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter José Feliciano.
Feliz Navidad
 
Feliz Navidad is a Christmas album by singer/songwriter José Feliciano.

Photos - José Feliciano505

Popular Albums107

Album Appearances & References85

Popular Songs9

Song Appearances & References9

Popular Live Albums1

Live Album Appearances & References1

Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows7

Book References & Influences2

Collaborators & Influencers39

Other Music-Related Relationships7

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations2

Events2

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Videos6

Spotify - Albums & Singles252

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles12

The Boogie Oogie Oogie band wins?
  –  January 22, 2018
The record beat out Jose Feliciano's acoustic covers in "Felicano!" and Richard Harris' "A Tramp Shining" (which had the massive hit "MacArthur Park") but it also bested two rather fine projects: Simon & Garfunkel's "Bookends" — with the songs "America ...
Mark Woods: Enjoy this feel-good moment
  –  January 20, 2018
There are so many echoes today of events in 1968. There even was a national anthem controversy during the World Series — about Jose Feliciano’s rendition before Game 5 in Detroit. I remember 1968 vividly. And yet I remember very little of this.
Pavlo aims to spread joy to audience at Lodi concert
  –  January 19, 2018
Now, Pavlo tours around North America, Europe and the Mediterranean. He’s had the chance to tour with musicians like Jose Feliciano, Olivia Newton-John and Jon Secada, and he’s performed for Prince Charles of England. “I do a lot of shows in Asia as ...
Beating the Beatles and other Grammy shockers of the last few decades
  –  January 19, 2018
The record beat out Jose Feliciano's acoustic covers in "Felicano!" and Richard Harris' "A Tramp Shining" (which had the massive hit "MacArthur Park") but it also bested two rather fine projects: Simon & Garfunkel's "Bookends" -- with the songs "America ...
The 8 biggest upsets in Grammy history
  –  January 17, 2018
The record beat out Jose Feliciano’s acoustic covers in “Felicano!” and Richard Harris’ “A Tramp Shining” (which had the massive hit “MacArthur Park”) but it also bested two rather fine projects: Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bookends ...
The 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' band wins? Grammy's big shocks
  –  January 16, 2018
The record beat out Jose Feliciano's acoustic covers in "Felicano!" and Richard Harris' "A Tramp Shining" (which had the massive hit "MacArthur Park") but it also bested two rather fine projects: Simon & Garfunkel's "Bookends" — with the songs "America ...
Classical, jazz and maybe even a little Miley at International Guitar Night
  –  January 15, 2018
“When I was kid, guitar was one of the biggest things in culture. You had Hendrix, and Segovia, and Jose Feliciano. Lots of us grew up playing in rock bands. “But there aren’t really guitar heroes anymore, culturally. There certainly are for people ...
Time is ticking for the Orioles to extend Jonathan Schoop
  –  January 11, 2018
Right? Wrong. Who couldn’t tell what a special player Manny was then? Sure, he had the knee injuries, but even Jose Feliciano could see that this guy was on a Hall of Fame track. Now with just nine months away from free agency, any faint hope that ...
The mythical ‘war on Christmas’ drives us apart
  –  December 22, 2017
The Judy Garland song: “Have yourself a merry little Christmas . . .” The Jose Feliciano song: “I wanna wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.” Even the song about bells where the choir can scarcely keep up with all the ...
New Zealand 'Cop Car Karaoke' drives home safety message
  –  December 19, 2017
Wellington Police responded to a challenge from colleagues in Waikato, writing their own lyrics to Jose Feliciano's Feliz Navidad, and filming it in the style of Carpool Karaoke, the Stuff.nz website reports. They roped in the Wellington Free Ambulance ...
Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad has been an albatross around my neck
  –  November 15, 2017
Singer Jose Feliciano has confessed that his festive hit Feliz Navidad has sometimes felt like an “albatross around my neck”. The cheesy Christmas tune has become one of the Puerto Rican musician’s best known tracks since its release in 2004, despite ...
Review: Jose Feliciano steals the show at Jools Holland’s Ipswich gig
  –  November 1, 2017
Undoubtedly the stand-out performance of the night, and the part of the show anticipated by many audience members was the appearance of absolute guitar legend Jose Feliciano who strummed melodies such as California Dreamin’, Feliz Navidad, Treat Myself ...

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