José Monserrate Feliciano García, better known simply as José Feliciano, is a guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad". He was born blind. His music is known for having a mix of styles, for example including both flamenco music and mellow easy listening influences in many songs.
In the 1960s he signed with American Century Records and from then on received widespread popularity in the 1960s, particularly after his 1968 album Feliciano! came out and was a number two hit. He is based on the historical figure of the same name.
Alibi Records Edit
On the night following the Nasty Bits successful performance opening for the New York Dolls, José Feliciano attends American Century Records' launch party for the new sublabel, Alibi Records. He stands alongside Julian Silver during Richie Finestra's speech and participates in destroying ACR's offices, in the spirit of the new sublabel.
- MPL Communications executive Nancy Jeffries, who began her career in the ’70s and held A&R jobs at RCA and A&M, liked how Puerto Rican pop singer Jose Feliciano is used as a symbol of how out of step American Century is with the times. “When I was at RCA, the label had Jose and they were still talking about him in A&R meetings, while the rest of the world was going crazy.”