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Chiquito de la Calzada

1932 - 2017

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Gregorio Esteban Sánchez Fernández (28 May 1932, Málaga – 11 November 2017, Málaga), known as Chiquito de la Calzada, was a Spanish flamenco singer and actor, although he rose to fame as a stand-up comedian. Chiquito de la Calzada became very popular in Spanish TV shows (especially Genio y figura) during the mid-nineties due to his unique style, strongly based on a surreal and histrionic approach to jokes and language, and constant gesticulation and movement while telling his jokes, placing his hands on his waist as if he had lower backache. Some of his characteristic words and expressions such as Fistro or Jarl, as well as his humorous lines or hyperbolic comparisons such as "you work less than Tarzan's tailor" quickly became memes and are now part of Spanish slang. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chiquito de la Calzada has received more than 91,276 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Chiquito de la Calzada is the 920th most popular singer (up from 933rd in 2019), the 1,169th most popular biography from Spain (down from 1,149th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Spanish Singer.

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  • 91k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.21

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chiquito de la Calzada ranks 920 out of 3,528Before him are Ljiljana Petrović, Nate Dogg, Giuseppe Taddei, Valentina Tolkunova, Benny Moré, and Alain Bashung. After him are Harry Styles, Mango, Vanilla Ice, Lightnin' Hopkins, Zsuzsa Koncz, and Ayumi Hamasaki.

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Among people born in 1932, Chiquito de la Calzada ranks 244Before him are Katarina Taikon, Patsy Cline, Arif Mardin, Tormod Knutsen, Hans van Manen, and Donald Kagan. After him are Robert Rozhdestvensky, Ray Cooney, Turgay Şeren, Dabney Coleman, László Sárosi, and Lajos Csordás. Among people deceased in 2017, Chiquito de la Calzada ranks 254Before him are Octavio Lepage, Željko Perušić, Leonid Bronevoy, Torgny Lindgren, Ángel Berni, and Ricardo Piglia. After him are Ernst Zündel, Nicky Hayden, Teresa Ann Savoy, Paula Fox, Alois Mock, and Vitaly Churkin.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Chiquito de la Calzada ranks 1,169 out of 2,932Before him are Nicolás Monardes (1508), Martí Ventolrà (1906), Robert Gerhard (1896), Juan Carlos Ferrero (1980), Juanito (1954), and Paul Naschy (1934). After him are Romà Forns (1885), Juan Modesto (1906), Gabi (1983), María Dolores Pradera (1924), Agustín Sauto Arana (1908), and Martí Vergés (1934).

Among SINGERS In Spain

Among singers born in Spain, Chiquito de la Calzada ranks 23Before him are Manolo Escobar (1931), Massiel (1947), Rocío Jurado (1946), Peret (1935), Mikel Laboa (1934), and Elvira de Hidalgo (1891). After him are María Dolores Pradera (1924), Alejandro Sanz (1968), José Luis Perales (1945), Marisol (1948), Pilar Lorengar (1928), and Conchita Bautista (1936).