Tito Rodrigues

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Tito Rodrigues was born on 4 January, 1923 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a Puerto Rican singer and bandleader. Discover Tito Rodrigues’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 50 years old?

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Age50 years old
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Born4 January 1923
Birthday4 January
BirthplaceSanturce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date of deathFebruary 28, 1973,
Died PlaceNew York
NationalityPuerto Rico

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Tito Rodrigues Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Tito Rodrigues’s Wife?

His wife is Takeko Kunimatsu (m. 1948–1973)

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WifeTakeko Kunimatsu (m. 1948–1973)
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Tito Rodrigues Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Tito Rodrigues worth at the age of 50 years old? Tito Rodrigues’s income source is mostly from being a successful Singer. He is from Puerto Rico. We have estimated Tito Rodrigues’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2019Under Review
Net Worth in 2019Pending
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Source of IncomeSinger

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Timeline of Tito Rodrigues


In August 2010, reggae band Cultura Profética released the song “Me faltabas tú” on the album “La Dulzura”, where the band plays Tito’s song in a modern bolero style.


In April 1999, Tito Rodríguez was represented by his son, Tito Rodríguez Jr., in the induction ceremonies of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.


Rodríguez’s last public appearance was with Machito and his band on February 2, 1973 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Tito Rodríguez died of leukemia on February 28, 1973.


Rodríguez returned to Puerto Rico in 1966 and built a Japanese-style house in Santurce, where he lived with his family. Rodríguez produced his own television show called “El Show de Tito Rodríguez” which was transmitted through San Juan’s television Channel 7 (whose call letters were WRIK-TV at the time). Among the guest stars that appeared on his show were Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett, Shirley Bassey, Roberto Clemente and Orlando Cepeda. Rodríguez also founded his own recording studio/label called TR Records.


In the beginning of the 1960s, the popularity gained by rock music brought changes. Latin bands began to switch their styles and started playing more salsa and boogaloo, which was more attractive to Latin youth of the day. Rodríguez then tried his luck with boleros and recorded various albums for the United Artists label, spawning various hit songs such as “Inolvidable”, composed by Julio Gutiérrez, and “En la soledad”, composed by Puchi Balseiro. “Inolvidable” sold over a million and a half copies world-wide in 1963. He also produced records for other groups, such as Los Hispanos and Los Montemar.


In 1953, Rodríguez heard a percussionist by the name of Cheo Feliciano. He was so impressed with Feliciano that he offered him a job in his band as a band boy. Rodríguez discovered that Feliciano also knew how to sing and gave him an opportunity to sing at the popular Palladium Ballroom. Eventually, Feliciano went to work for another band, but the friendship between the two lasted for the rest of their lives. Among the other orchestras that played at the Palladium were the Machito, Tito Puente and Charlie Palmieri orchestras. The popular Latin music craze at the time was the chachachá and the mambo.


At the peak of his popularity during the 1950s, Rodríguez was only rivalled by Tito Puente in New York’s Latin music circuit. Although described by historians and musicians alike (including both Titos) as “a friendly rivalry”, their purported feud became a sort of urban legend in the salsa world. For example, Rodríguez’s version of “Avísale a mi contrario” has been often cited as an example of such “feud”, despite the fact that the song was written by Ignacio Piñeiro in 1906.


In 1947, Rodríguez made his “solo” debut and finally organized his own band, which he named “Los Diablos del Mambo” (“the mambo devils”). He renamed his band “Los Lobos del Mambo” (“the mambo wolves”) and later dropped the name altogether, deciding to go with “The Tito Rodríguez Orchestra”. The first song that he recorded under the band’s new name which became a “hit” was “Bésame La Bembita” (Kiss My Big Lips). In 1952, he was honored for having developed his own unique singing style (early in his career he had been heavily influenced, as had so many other singers, such as the Cuban vocalist Miguelito Valdés) by the “Century Conservatory of Music of New York”. His orchestra won the “Gran Trofeo Award” for two consecutive years.


In New York, Rodríguez was hired as a singer and bongó player for the orchestra of Eric Madriguera. In 1941, he recorded “Amor Guajiro”, “Acércate Más” (Come Closer) and “Se Fue la Comparsa”. In 1942, Rodríguez joined the band of Xavier Cugat, and recorded “Bim, bam, bum” and “Ensalada de congas” (Conga Salad).


Rodríguez was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. His father was from the Dominican Republic and his mother from Cuba. His older brother, Johnny Rodríguez was a popular singer and composer, who inspired the younger Rodríguez to become a musician. In 1936, 13-year-old Rodríguez joined the group of Ladislao (El Maestro Ladí) Martínez, Conjunto de Industrias Nativas, as a singer. When he was 16 years old, he participated in a recording with the renowned Cuarteto Mayarí. In 1940, Rodríguez moved to New York City shortly after his parents, José and Severina, died. He went to live with his brother Johnny, who had been living there since 1935.


Pablo Rodríguez Lozada (January 4, 1923 – February 28, 1973), better known as Tito Rodríguez, was a Puerto Rican singer and bandleader. He started his career singing under the tutelage of his brother, Johnny Rodríguez. In the 1940s, both moved to New York, where Tito worked as a percussionist in several popular rhumba ensembles, before directing his own group to great success during the 1950s. His most prolific years coincided with the peak of the mambo and cha-cha-cha dance craze. He also recorded boleros, sones, guarachas and pachangas.