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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 427,893 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Ibrahim Ferrer is the 154th most popular singer (down from 135th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Cuba (up from 14th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 154 out of 3,528Before him are Billy Joel, Otis Redding, Tony Bennett, Gilbert Bécaud, Dr. Dre, and Feodor Chaliapin. After him are Chris Norman, Paul Anka, Mirella Freni, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Chester Bennington, and John Denver.

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Among people born in 1927, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 42Before him are Mary Higgins Clark, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, K. Alex Müller, Hugo Pratt, Stan Getz, and Gilbert Bécaud. After him are Rosalynn Carter, Rosemary Harris, Juan Almeida Bosque, John McCarthy, Harry Markowitz, and Hans-Dietrich Genscher. Among people deceased in 2005, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 36Before him are George F. Kennan, Maria Schell, Max Schmeling, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Bancroft, and Joseph Rotblat. After him are George Dantzig, Lucien Laurent, Robert Wise, Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, and Ahmed Deedat.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 13 out of 248Before him are José Martí (1853), Paul Lafargue (1842), Andy García (1956), Alberto Korda (1928), Compay Segundo (1907), and Gloria Estefan (1957). After him are Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Celia Cruz (1925), Emilio Mola (1887), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), and Alicia Alonso (1920).

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Among SINGERS In Cuba

Among singers born in Cuba, Ibrahim Ferrer ranks 2Before him are Gloria Estefan (1957). After him are Celia Cruz (1925), Omara Portuondo (1930), Pérez Prado (1916), Mongo Santamaría (1917), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Rita Marley (1946), Pablo Milanés (1943), Laurel Aitken (1927), Benny Moré (1919), and Camila Cabello (1997).