Paco de Lucía

1947 - 2014

Paco de Lucía

Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gómez (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía (IPA: [ˈpako ðe luˈθi.a]), was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer, and record producer. A leading proponent of the new flamenco style, he was one of the first flamenco guitarists to branch into classical and jazz. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton, authors of Guitar: Music, History, Players, describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar", and Dennis Koster, author of Guitar Atlas, Flamenco, has referred to de Lucía as "one of history's greatest guitarists".De Lucía was noted for his fast and fluent picados (fingerstyle runs). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paco de Lucía has received more than 830,725 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 81st most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 830k

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  • 65.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Paco de Lucía ranks 81 out of 2,258Before him are Cliff Burton, Syd Barrett, Dean Martin, Lou Reed, Victor Borge, and Sviatoslav Richter. After him are Duke Ellington, Benny Andersson, Lady Gaga, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Benny Goodman, and Björn Ulvaeus.

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Among people born in 1947, Paco de Lucía ranks 24Before him are Carlos Santana, Tom Clancy, Robert Kiyosaki, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Porter, and Glenn Close. After him are Herman Van Rompuy, Mario Draghi, Takeshi Kitano, France Gall, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Salman Rushdie. Among people deceased in 2014, Paco de Lucía ranks 19Before him are Maximilian Schell, Jacques Le Goff, Hiroo Onoda, Shirley Temple, Lauren Bacall, and Alain Resnais. After him are Jack Brabham, Richard Kiel, Alexander Grothendieck, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Richard Attenborough, and Gary Becker.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Paco de Lucía ranks 133 out of 1,895Before him are Henry II of Navarre (1503), Josemaría Escrivá (1902), Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155), Antipope Benedict XIII (1328), Ibn Tufail (1110), and Baltasar Gracián (1601). After him are Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1482), Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566), Vicente del Bosque (1950), John II of Aragon (1398), Inês de Castro (1325), and Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870).

Among MUSICIANS In Spain

Among musicians born in Spain, Paco de Lucía ranks 4Before him are Isaac Albéniz (1860), Pablo de Sarasate (1844), and Pablo Casals (1876). After him are Andrés Segovia (1893), Fernando Sor (1778), Narciso Yepes (1927), Dionisio Aguado y García (1784), Alicia de Larrocha (1923), Joan Manuel Serrat (1943), Paco Ibáñez (1934), and José María Ventura Casas (1817).

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