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Xavier Cugat

Musician
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Born Jan 1, 1900
Hometown Girona
Died Oct 27, 1990
Death Place hi
Other Names Francisco de Asís...

Xavier Cugat was a Spanish-American bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a personality in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. He was also a cartoonist. In New York, his was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II. The personal papers of Xavier Cugat are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1900 Birth Born on January 1, 1900.

TEENAGE

1915 15 Years Old On 6 July 1915, Cugat and his family arrived in New York as immigrant passengers on board the S.S. Havana. … Read More

THIRTIES

1931 31 Years Old He took his band to New York for the 1931 opening of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and he eventually replaced Jack Denny as the leader of the hotel's resident band. … Read More
1939 39 Years Old Dinah Shore made her first recordings as a vocalist with Cugat in 1939 and 1940 (Victor Records).

FORTIES

1940 40 Years Old In 1940, his recording of "Perfidia" became a big hit. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1990 91 Years Old Died on October 27, 1990.
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