SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY'S POP MUSIC INFLUENCE: ON THE MUSIC N MEMORY TRAIL IS MY OWN BLOG N ROLL PROJECT. NOSTALGIA IS PERSONAL HISTORY N PICTURES TELL STORIES. (I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOU-TUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS OR IMAGES. THEY ARE UPLOADED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. MOST ARTICLES AND SOME IMAGES ARE ORIGINAL, COPYRIGHTED AND LABELLED SUCH. KNOWLEDGE IS FREE. COPYRIGHTS ARE NOT. ANDY YOUNG. November, 2008).





Thursday, April 02, 2009

Xavier Cugat And His Legacy - The Latin Icon

The above image is an icon or logo that the lover of Latin music would recognise. It's the King himself who made Latin music popular in the U.S. Born on lst January, 1900 he was as well known as his birth date was unique. And he lived for 90 years. He was a singer, songwriter, director, actor, screenwriter and a gifted artist and cartoonist.
He was the ultimate in Latin pop even before the 60s and recorded music using the trendy beat of the conga, mambo, the cha-cha and even the twist. He was so popular and loved by Hollywood that his named was mentioned in many movies made by the grand daddy of filmdom. If Elvis was the King of Rock n Roll, then Xavier Cugat was the King of Latin music.

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