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Pérez Prado

Dámaso Pérez Prado was a Cuban bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger who popularized the mambo in the 1950s. His big band adaptation of the danzón-mambo proved to be a worldwide success with hits such as "Mambo No. 5", earning him the nickname "King of the Mambo". In 1955, Prado and his orchestra topped the charts in the US and UK with a mambo cover of Louiguy's "Cherry Pink". He frequently made brief appearances in films, primarily of the rumberas genre,... Read More

Birth nameDámaso Pérez Prado
Also known as"Prez" Prado, "The King of the Mambo"
BornDecember 11, 1916
Matanzas, Cuba
DiedSeptember 14, 1989 (aged 72)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation(s)Musician, arranger, bandleader, composer
Years active1933–1987
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