Guitarist Jose Feliciano

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 16, 2007

Q I used to love hearing Jose Feliciano. Is he still making music?
—A. Bobbitt, Berea, Ky.

Yes. The Puerto Rico-born guitarist and singer, blind since birth, recently returned from a world tour and released a new CD, Soundtrax of My Life, in October. The first Latin artist to cross over into the American mainstream as a pop superstar in the 1960s, he's most famous for his recordings of "Light My Fire" and "Feliz Navidad." He's been awarded nearly 50 gold and platinum records, appeared in the TV shows Kung Fu, MacMillan and Wife and Chico and the Man, made a cameo in the movie Fargo, had his hands immortalized in Madame Tussauds wax museum in London and in 1968 became the first performer to make the national anthem a pop radio hit. Feliciano, 62, and wife Susan are the parents of three children and live in Connecticut.