Paul Pena

Blues rock, Composer

1950 – 2005

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Who was Paul Pena?

Paul Pena was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist of Cape Verdean descent.

His music from the first half of his career touched on Delta blues, jazz, morna, flamenco, folk and rock and roll. Pena is probably best known for writing the song "Jet Airliner," a major 1977 hit for the Steve Miller Band and a staple of classic rock radio; and for appearing in the 1999 documentary film Genghis Blues, wherein he displayed his abilities in the field of Tuvan throat singing.

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Born
Jan 26, 1950
Hyannis
Also known as
  • Paul 'Earthquake' Pena
  • Pena, Paul
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Clark University
  • Perkins School for the Blind
Died
Oct 1, 2005
San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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