Charo turns 63 today (Jan. 15, 2014) — or 73, depending on whether you believe Charo or documentation from her native Spain. According to Wikipedia, “The performer has said in past interviews that her parents allowed her to falsify her age to appear to be older after marrying 66-year-old band leader Xavier Cugat when she was 15.”
The flamboyant flamenco guitarist’s real name is Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza. Now why on earth would anyone want to shorten that?
There are so many great clips of her to choose from on YouTube, I couldn’t pick just one. So I’ve embedded a bunch of them. It’s a Charopalooza!