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Damo Suzuki

1950 - 2024

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Kenji Suzuki (鈴木健次, Suzuki Kenji, 16 January 1950 – 9 February 2024), known as Damo Suzuki (ダモ鈴木), was a Japanese musician best known as the vocalist for the German Krautrock group Can between 1970 and 1973. Born in 1950 in Kobe, Japan, he moved to Europe in the late 1960s where he was spotted busking in Munich, West Germany, by Can bassist Holger Czukay and drummer Jaki Liebezeit. Can had just split with their vocalist Malcolm Mooney, and asked Suzuki to sing over tracks from their 1970 compilation album Soundtracks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Damo Suzuki has received more than 513,741 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Damo Suzuki is the 1,445th most popular singer (up from 1,495th in 2019), the 1,263rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,259th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Japanese Singer.

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  • 510k

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  • 44.90

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Damo Suzuki ranks 1,445 out of 3,528Before him are Candice Night, Mary Ford, Rita Ora, Daniela Dessì, Valentina Monetta, and Barbara Bonney. After him are Brendan Perry, Toshi, Ute Lemper, Valery Meladze, Arlo Guthrie, and King Curtis.

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Among people born in 1950, Damo Suzuki ranks 390Before him are Knut Knudsen, Michael Paul Chan, George Yonashiro, Serge Chiesa, Nikos Kotzias, and Josef Tošovský. After him are Samantha Fox, Gary Fisher, Larry Drake, Martin McGuinness, Ofelia Medina, and Marco Tullio Giordana. Among people deceased in 2024, Damo Suzuki ranks 44Before him are Sergio Sebastiani, Christopher Priest, Brian Lumley, Jorge Toro, Giacomo Losi, and Kagney Linn Karter. After him are Michel Jazy, Alberto Colombo, Daniel Revenu, Allen J. Bard, Jean Petit, and Terry Bisson.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Damo Suzuki ranks 1,263 out of 6,048Before him are Masashi Nakayama (1967), Kazuo Saito (1951), Toshio Suzuki (1955), Kuniharu Nakamoto (1959), Midori Ito (1969), and Takahiro Sakurai (1974). After him are Toshi (1965), Kazuyoshi Hoshino (1947), Tomokazu Seki (1972), Choei Sato (1951), Joji (1992), and Hiroshi Fushida (1946).

Among SINGERS In Japan

Among singers born in Japan, Damo Suzuki ranks 16Before him are Daimaou Kosaka (1973), Izumi Sakai (1967), Tetsuya Komuro (1958), Namie Amuro (1977), Hironobu Kageyama (1961), and Masashi Tashiro (1956). After him are Toshi (1965), Joji (1992), Yutaka Ozaki (1965), Mika Nakashima (1983), Nikka Costa (1972), and Sana (1996).