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Name: Chuck Mangione  
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Date of Birth: 29th November 1940
Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, USA
Profession: Composer
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Chuck Mangione on his Feels So Good record album cover.

Chuck Mangione (born November 29, 1940) is a flugelhorn player who achieved international success with his jazz-pop single, "Feels So Good", in 1977. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has released more than 30 albums over a period of nearly 50 years. Early in his career, he was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, for which he filled the trumpet seat, which had previosly been held by greats such as Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, and Lee Morgan.

His song, "Give It All You Got," was the theme to the Winter Olympic Games of 1980, held in Lake Placid, New York. He performed live at the closing ceremonies, which were televised globally. A 1980 issue of Current Biography called "Feels So Good" the most recognized tune since "Michelle" by The Beatles. Recently, jazz stations throughout the United States have recognized Mangione's "Feels So Good" as their all-time number one song. He raised over $50,000 for St. John's Nursing Home at his 60th Birthday Bash Concert, held at Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York.

He also has a recurring role on the animated television series King of the Hill, portraying himself as a celebrity spokesman for Mega Lo Mart. The first episode of King of the Hill featuring Chuck Mangione originally aired on Valentine's Day 1998. The episode featured an original score specifically recorded for the occasion.


  • (At a concert at the Mega Lo Mart) How ya doing, Arlen? Are you ready to soft rock?
  • Chuck Mangione: And now, Mega Lo Mart has propane and propane accessories, at Mega Lo prices, and it Fuels So Good!
    Hank: (gasps) Propane at Mega Lo Mart?

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