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.