As a young man in San Antonio, Caesar Castro was an accomplished pianist.
His talent caught the attention of a group of famed California musicians who wanted Caesar to move west with them, so that they could mold him.
Castro didn't take the offer; but even so, his musical skills continued to grow.
Castro was born on Oct. 27, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas. He had a half-brother, Alfred, and a half-sister, Margaret, from his father's first marriage. And he had two more siblings born to his father and his mother, Maria Villarreal Castro.