Manitas de Plata

1921 - 2014

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Ricardo Baliardo (7 August 1921 – 5 November 2014), better known as Manitas de Plata, was a flamenco guitarist of Spanish Gitano descent born in southern France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manitas de Plata has received more than 135,392 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Manitas de Plata is the 430th most popular musician (down from 397th in 2019), the 2,012th most popular biography from France (down from 1,887th in 2019) and the 20th most popular French Musician.

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  • 4.71

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Among musicians, Manitas de Plata ranks 430 out of 2,675Before him are Stevie Young, Marguerite Long, Theodor Leschetizky, Tommy Ramone, Nick Drake, and Carlos Puebla. After him are Joe Pass, Grace Slick, Donovan, Glenn Tipton, Franco Battiato, and Gerry Mulligan.

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Among people born in 1921, Manitas de Plata ranks 112Before him are Shin Kyuk-ho, Géza Anda, Maurice Richard, Betty Friedan, Jean Behra, and Giovanni Benelli. After him are Paddy Roy Bates, Ariel Ramírez, Alex Haley, Nobuo Matsunaga, James Whitmore, and César Baldaccini. Among people deceased in 2014, Manitas de Plata ranks 103Before him are Johnny Winter, Riz Ortolani, Huber Matos, Richard Bull, Carlo Bergonzi, and Tommy Ramone. After him are Larry Scott, Ken Takakura, Malcolm Glazer, Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, Sabah, and Mário Coluna.

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In France

Among people born in France, Manitas de Plata ranks 2,012 out of 5,234Before him are Leslie Caron (1931), Tino Rossi (1907), Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers (1609), Auguste Charlois (1864), Ivo of Chartres (1040), and Nicolas Anelka (1979). After him are Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740), Francis Veber (1937), Joseph Darnand (1897), Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1942), Théodore Dubois (1837), and Alain Cuny (1908).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Manitas de Plata ranks 20Before him are Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), Maurice André (1933), Jacques Dutronc (1943), Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922), Michel Polnareff (1944), and Marguerite Long (1874). After him are Yann Tiersen (1970), Jacques Loussier (1934), Walter Gieseking (1895), Ginette Neveu (1919), Michel Petrucciani (1962), and Pierre Rode (1774).