Juan bobo

Juan Bobo History Lesson:

José Feliciano

According to many, José Feliciano is the greatest living guitarist in the world. He was born blind in 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico, and given a cuatro guitar as a present at age 3.

José became quite good at it, and by age 18 we was signed to a recording contract with RCA Victor.

Many people know him for Light My Fire and Feliz Navidad. But his musical range includes Spanish classical guitar, blues, R&B, just about every genre imaginable.

Here is a video bio about him. It would have been much better if the announcer shut up, and we could just here José Feliciano play.

But oh, that guitar is marvelous.

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

  1. Migdalia Bernal says:

    Best singer in the world!

  2. Cheo Vizcal says:

    Jose Feliciano es un tremendo cantante. Yo lo escucho por mas de 50 anos.

  3. Liz Pelletier says:

    That is one GREAT guitar player.

  4. Joe Sanchez says:

    There’s nothing I can say about Jose Feliciano that has not been said; and it’s all good. God bless him. But I will say one thing: Though blind, he sees better than many of us, and has proved it through his songs and music.

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