Tito had worked with musicians like Woody Herman and Buddy Morrow.
Tito once performed for U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1979 as part of the president's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Tito's first record contract was with RCA Victor Records.
Tito's first music recordings were for Tico Records.
Tito's first band was named "Los Happy Boys."
Puente was also one of the most famous Puerto Ricans.
Puente has played many instruments including the bongos, drums, percussion and many more.
Puente used to play in several songs with Cuban singer Celia Cruz.
Puente received the Smithsonian Medal in 1993.
Puente recieved the key to the City of New York in 1969 by former Mayor John Lindsay.
Puente and his music appeared in movies like The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba's Calle 54.
Puente was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.
Puente's song Oye Como Va also appeared in the game Donkey Konga as a playable song.
Puente's daughter Audrey Puente is a Chief Meteorologist for WWOR-TV.
Puente's song Mambo Gozon and Oye Como Va appeared in the game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Puente was a godfather to Sheila E.
Puente also guest-starred in The Cosby Show.
Puente was often mistaken as a Cuban for playing Afro-Cuban music.
Puente guest starred as himself in a two part episode in The Simpsons.
Puente served the US Navy during World War II.
Puente's son Tito Puente Jr currently continues his legacy.
Puente used to play Afro-Cuban rhythms in his career.
His death was very traumatic to many people of Latin America and Puerto Rico.
Puente was born in New York but was Puerto Rican, this means he was "Nuyorican".
Puente played in many different countries all over the world.
He was known as the fastest drumplayer in the world.