Jose Feliciano is a successful singer from Puerto Rico. The artist was born on 10 September 1945 with glaucoma, which made him blind for the rest of his life. However, the condition didn’t stop Feliciano from becoming a famous musician, who managed to achieve great heights in the music industry.
Jose was one of 11 children in an average Puerto Rican family. When he was five years old, the big family moved to New York and settled in Harlem. When Feliciano was 9 years old, he already performed in Teatro Puerto Rico in the Bronx. The boy learned how to play musical instruments on his own. The guitar was his favorite. Jose managed to achieve excellent results in playing it. The boy could stay in his room all day listening to the music of the 1950s and improvising.
When the young man was 17 years old, he quit school and started performing in nightclubs, trying to earn money to help the family. In 1962, the future celebrity signed his first contract for concerts in Detroit.