Johnny Pacheco

1935 - 2021

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Juan Pablo Knipping Pacheco (25 March 1935 – 15 February 2021), known as Johnny Pacheco, was a Dominican musician, arranger, composer, bandleader, and record producer. Born in the Dominican Republic, Pacheco became a leading figure in the New York salsa scene in the 1960s and 1970s as the founder and musical director of Fania Records. Pacheco was one of the leading exponents of pachanga, a blend of Cuban rhythms and Dominican merengue in the late 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Pacheco has received more than 588,653 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnny Pacheco is the 1,013th most popular singer (down from 885th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Dominican Republic (down from 16th in 2019) and the most popular Dominican Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 590k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Johnny Pachecos by language

Over the past year Johnny Pacheco has had the most page views in the with 77,073 views, followed by English (59,220), and French (8,311). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (77.30%), French (31.21%), and Southern Azerbaijani (21.93%)


Among singers, Johnny Pacheco ranks 1,013 out of 4,381Before him are Dee Snider, Tony Renis, Erkin Koray, Margot Hielscher, Eric Johnson, and Rita. After him are Toni Braxton, Jon Brion, Peter Maffay, Vaçe Zela, Wolfgang Windgassen, and Josepha Weber.

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Among people born in 1935, Johnny Pacheco ranks 265Before him are Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Sarah Kirsch, Kenneth Mars, Mario Bellini, Syd Field, and Semka Sokolović-Bertok. After him are Sergei Yursky, Simon Leys, Dragan Tomić, Aulis Sallinen, Grant Green, and Christina Pickles. Among people deceased in 2021, Johnny Pacheco ranks 292Before him are Andrej Hoteev, Bunny Wailer, Danilo Popivoda, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, and Peter R. de Vries. After him are Jessica Walter, Carlos Marín, Mustafa Ben Halim, Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, Tarcísio Meira, and Pat Martino.

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In Dominican Republic

Among people born in Dominican Republic, Johnny Pacheco ranks 19 out of 51Before him are Juan Luis Guerra (1957), Luis Abinader (1967), Salvador Jorge Blanco (1926), Hipólito Mejía (1941), Ulises Heureaux (1845), and Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez (1936). After him are Antonio Guzmán Fernández (1911), Buenaventura Báez (1812), Horacio Vásquez (1860), Michel Camilo (1954), Sammy Sosa (1968), and Albert Pujols (1980).

Among SINGERS In Dominican Republic

Among singers born in Dominican Republic, Johnny Pacheco ranks 1After him are Natti Natasha (1990).