Ibrahim Ferrer

1927 - 2005

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Ibrahim Ferrer (February 20, 1927 – August 6, 2005) was a Cuban singer who played with Los Bocucos for nearly forty years. He also performed with Conjunto Sorpresa, Chepín y su Orquesta Oriental and Mario Patterson. After his retirement in 1991, he was brought back in the studio to record with the Afro-Cuban All Stars and Buena Vista Social Club in March 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibrahim Ferrer has received more than 293,317 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ibrahim Ferrer is the 135th most popular singer (down from 123rd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Cuba (down from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Cuban Singer.

Ibrahim Ferrer is most famous for being the lead singer of the Buena Vista Social Club.

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Among singers, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 135 out of 3,541. Before him are Bruce Dickinson, Birgit Nilsson, Jon Bon Jovi, Maria Malibran, Gilbert Bécaud, and Grace Jones. After him are Sandra, Tom Jones, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Bryan Adams, Mina, and Zarah Leander.

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Among people born in 1927, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 41Before him are K. Alex Müller, Hubert de Givenchy, Jerry Stiller, Hugo Pratt, Gilbert Bécaud, and Daniel Keyes. After him are Robert Hossein, Stan Getz, Harry Markowitz, John McCarthy, Jacques Mayol, and George Andrew Olah. Among people deceased in 2005, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 36Before him are Maria Schell, Lucien Laurent, Moustapha Akkad, John Fowles, Milton Obote, and Birgit Nilsson. After him are George F. Kennan, Brother Roger, Aslan Maskhadov, Ahmed Deedat, Edward Heath, and Akira Yoshizawa.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 14 out of 202. Before him are José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Compay Segundo (1907), Gloria Estefan (1957), and Celia Cruz (1925). After him are Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Emilio Mola (1887), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Alicia Alonso (1920), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), and Juan Almeida Bosque (1927).

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Among SINGERS In Cuba

Among singers born in Cuba, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 3Before him are Gloria Estefan (1957) and Celia Cruz (1925). After him are Omara Portuondo (1930), Pérez Prado (1916), Mongo Santamaría (1917), Rita Marley (1946), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Pablo Milanés (1943), Benny Moré (1919), Laurel Aitken (1927), and Olga Guillot (1922).