Lucky Dube

1910 - 1964

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Lucky Philip Dube (pronounced duu-beh; 3 August 1964 – 18 October 2007) was a South African reggae musician and Rastafarian considered to be one of the most important musicians in the history of African music and one of the greatest reggae musicians of all time.The South African born but globally revered reggae legend recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English, and Afrikaans in a 25-year period and was South Africa's biggest-selling reggae artist to date. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucky Dube has received more than 1,778,116 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Lucky Dube is the 1,805th most popular musician (down from 1,717th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 135th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Musician.

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  • 26

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  • 3.63

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Among musicians, Lucky Dube ranks 1,805 out of 2,662Before him are Meade Lux Lewis, Don Williams, Tracii Guns, Phil Collen, Leeroy Thornhill, and Chris Wolstenholme. After him are Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Scott Gorham, Kyle Eastwood, The Proclaimers, Richie Ramone, and Dave Hill.

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Among people born in 1910, Lucky Dube ranks 322Before him are Hilda Strike, Jack Shea, Gordon B. Hinckley, Alois Schnabel, John Hunt, Baron Hunt, and Francis Johnson. After him are Peter Hirt, Gavino Matta, Carl Knowles, Jack Lovelock, Tom Richards, and Alexandru Cuedan. Among people deceased in 1964, Lucky Dube ranks 182Before him are Carlos Hevia, Jack Teagarden, Milton Margai, José María Belauste, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and Meade Lux Lewis. After him are Montgomery Wilson, C. I. Lewis, Fred Tootell, Branislav Hrnjiček, Diana Wynyard, and Anna J. Cooper.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Lucky Dube ranks 144 out of 374Before him are Elsa Joubert (1922), Francois Botha (1968), Phillip V. Tobias (1925), Ruth First (1925), Gavin Hood (1963), and Peter de Klerk (1935). After him are Helen Zille (1951), Constand Viljoen (1933), Mzilikazi (1790), Francois Pienaar (1967), Sid James (1913), and Yolandi Visser (1984).

Among MUSICIANS In South Africa

Among musicians born in South Africa, Lucky Dube ranks 6Before him are Manfred Mann (1940), Abdullah Ibrahim (1934), Trevor Rabin (1954), Hugh Masekela (1939), and Eddie Kramer (1942). After him are Kevin Shirley (1960) and J. R. Rotem (1975).