José Feliciano to perform in Istanbul

José Feliciano to perform in Istanbul

José Feliciano to perform in Istanbul Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso José Feliciano will take the stage at Zorlu PSM Center on Nov. 29.

Feliciano gained worldwide success in the 1960s when he covered the famous The Doors hit, “Light My Fire” in 1968, the same year in which he won two Grammy Awards.

Feliciano later combined flamenco, soft rock, pop and Latin to create a unique blend of sound.

In 1970, he released a Christmas EP called “Feliz Navidad,” which became one of the biggest Christmas hits of all time. Throughout the years, “Feliz Navidad” has been covered by numerous artists.

In his long and successful career, Feliciano has recorded albums both in English and Spanish and shared the same stage with legends such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. He also performed several duets with Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, Minnie Ripperton and Diana Ross.

In 2000, he was presented with the Grammy Legend Award at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. In 1996, he had a cameo role in the Coen Brothers’ thriller “Fargo” in which he performed as a lounge act while Steve Buscemi took an escort for an evening out.