Emilio Castillo

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth September 24, 1950
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan
Age 70 years old
Horoscope Libra

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Emilio "Mimi" Castillo is an American saxophone player and composer, best known as the founder of the band Tower of Power.

Born: 24, 1950, Detroit, Michigan
Genres: Soul, funk
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Saxophone, organ, guitar
Years active: 1965 to present
Associated acts: Extension Five, The Gotham City Crime Fighters, Tower of Power

About Emilio Castillo

Founder of the R&B-based horn section and band Tower of Power. He is a multi-instrumentalist, skilled in playing saxophone, guitar, and piano.

Before Fame

His father made him pick something positive to do with his time, so he chose music; his first gig was playing keyboard with The Gotham City Crimefighters.

Achievement

He was inspired to start a soul band after seeing The Spyders perform.

Family Life

He grew up in Detroit, Michigan.

Associations

Castillo and Tower of Power are known for their renditions of Francis Scott Key's "The Star Spangled Banner" at championship playoff games for San Francisco sports teams.

Information related to Emilio Castillo

  • American funk saxophonists
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Latest information about Emilio Castillo updated on November 25, 2020.

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