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Don Tosti

  • Birth 27 Mar 1923 El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
  • Death 2 Aug 2004 Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 10663013

Musician. Born Edmundo Martinez Tostado in El Paso, Texas, he was a composer who blended elements of jazz, boogie and blues to create the Latin "Pachuco" sound of the 1940s-era Zoot Suit culture. He was best remembered for his hit "Pachuco Boogie." Recorded in 1948, it was the first million-selling Latin song. He played with many major bandleaders, including including Jimmy Dorsey, Charlie Barnett and Les Brown.

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  • Originally Created by: Richard Lombard
  • Added: 24 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10663013
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Don Tosti (27 Mar 1923–2 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10663013, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .