José Feliciano

Feliciano in 2012, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: José Monserrate Feliciano García

Place of Birth: Lares, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: September 10, 1945

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

José Feliciano is a Puerto Rican musician, singer, and composer. He is known for his 1970 Feliz Navidad and for his version of The Doors’ Light My Fire, among other songs.

José was born in Lares, Puerto Rico. His family moved to New York City, New York, when he was five, living in Spanish Harlem, Manhattan. José is married to Susan Omillian, with whom he has three children.

José was born blind.


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3 Responses

  1. Veronica says:

    Montserrate what an odd surname

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