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Donny Hathaway

1945 - 1979

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Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul singer, keyboardist, songwriter, backing vocalist, and arranger who Rolling Stone described as a "soul legend". His most popular songs include "The Ghetto", "This Christmas", "Someday We'll All Be Free", and "Little Ghetto Boy". Hathaway is also renowned for his renditions of "A Song for You", "For All We Know", and "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", along with "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of many collaborations with Roberta Flack. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donny Hathaway has received more than 3,114,079 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Donny Hathaway is the 949th most popular singer (down from 730th in 2019), the 5,175th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,107th in 2019) and the 269th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Donny Hathaway ranks 949 out of 3,528Before him are Chris Farlowe, Kiki Dee, Flora Purim, Basia, Hayko, and Phil Anselmo. After him are Rita Coolidge, Viktor Lazlo, Paul Weller, Elly Ameling, Luis Alberto Spinetta, and Paul Potts.

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Among people born in 1945, Donny Hathaway ranks 296Before him are Yu Zhengsheng, Burt Ward, Tony Williams, Gianni Amelio, Jim Davis, and Ali Akbar Velayati. After him are Rita Coolidge, David Allen, Sadok Sassi, Jörg Immendorff, José Luis Perales, and Liu Yandong. Among people deceased in 1979, Donny Hathaway ranks 154Before him are John Cromwell, Mahmoud Taleghani, Marcel Jouhandeau, John Diefenbaker, Amedeo Biavati, and Louis Paul Boon. After him are Henri Saint Cyr, Joan Blondell, Bruno Apitz, Volodymyr Ivasyuk, Pyotr Gavrilov, and Dorothy Arzner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donny Hathaway ranks 5,175 out of 18,182Before him are Terry Bozzio (1950), Katherine Kelly Lang (1961), William Henry Conley (1840), Edward Stettinius Jr. (1900), Phil Anselmo (1968), and Ed Begley (1901). After him are Robert W. Floyd (1936), Rusty Schweickart (1935), Linda Cardellini (1975), William D. Coolidge (1873), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), and Willard Scott (1934).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Donny Hathaway ranks 269Before him are Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Eydie Gormé (1928), Leland Sklar (1947), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), Belinda Carlisle (1958), and Phil Anselmo (1968). After him are Rita Coolidge (1945), Tammy Wynette (1942), Ted Neeley (1943), Carmen McRae (1922), Mark Tornillo (1954), and Little Walter (1930).