July 1958 and Perez-Prado on top of the charts

Damaso Pérez Prado was born in Matanzas, Cuba, on December 11, 1916. In the 1950’s, he was “The King of Mambo” with hits like Mambo #5 and Mambo #8.

In July 1958, Perez-Prado competed with Elvis for the # 1 song in the US. “Patricia” is one of his greatest tunes.

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