We say happy birthday to Jose Feliciano, one of the best performers of the pop era. He was born José Monserrate Feliciano García in Puerto Rico on this day in 1945.
Back in the early days of “el exilio”, we enjoyed anything on the radio or turntable with a Latin flavor. Back then, we would go out on Sunday drives in Wisconsin and the AM radio was usually set on the local Top 40 station. My mother would always lower the volume if something too loud came on. She did not turn down the volume when Jose Feliciano came on the radio.
Over time, I admired Feliciano’s work, specially how he made “Light my fire” into a classic.