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Perez Prado (Born 11th December, 1916)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:26 pm
by john poole
Damasco Perez Prado - the "Mambo King", born one hundred years ago today - 11th December, 1916 (Matanzas, Cuba) [died 14th September, 1989]

'Pachuco Bailarin'

He was most successful in the UK with Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White ("as featured in the film 'Underwater' with Jane Russell"), a No.1 hit in 1955 which initially at least outsold a cover by Eddie Calvert. Andre Claveau had the original vocal version as 'Cerisier Rose et Pommier Blanc'