Palmieri's parents migrated to New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1926 and settled down in the South Bronx where Palmieri was born. As a child, Palmieri taught himself to play the piano by ear. At age 7, his father enrolled him at The Juilliard School, where he took piano lessons. In 1943, at age 16 he made his professional debut as a piano player for the Osario Selasie Band. In 1946 he made his recording debut with the song "Se Va La Rumba" as a member of the Rafael Muñiz Band.
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