Paco de Lucía

1947 - 2014

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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 946,191 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Paco de Lucía is the 86th most popular musician (down from 79th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Spain (down from 133rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Spanish Musician.

Paco de Lucía is most famous for being a Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer. He has been called "the world's greatest guitar player" by the American music magazine Rolling Stone.

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Among musicians, Paco de Lucía ranks 86 out of 2,675Before him are Stuart Sutcliffe, Lou Reed, Cosima Wagner, Richard Wright, Maurice Gibb, and Angus Young. After him are Robert Fripp, Benny Goodman, Richard Clayderman, João Gilberto, Thomas Bangalter, and Henryk Wieniawski.

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Among people born in 1947, Paco de Lucía ranks 25Before him are Tom Clancy, Robert Kiyosaki, Shirin Ebadi, Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, and Farrah Fawcett. After him are Salman Rushdie, Glenn Close, Gigliola Cinquetti, Herman Van Rompuy, France Gall, and Sam Neill. Among people deceased in 2014, Paco de Lucía ranks 21Before him are Richard Kiel, Jacques Le Goff, Lauren Bacall, Maximilian Schell, Louis Zamperini, and Alain Resnais. After him are Richard Attenborough, Alexander Grothendieck, Mickey Rooney, Jack Brabham, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, and Gary Becker.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Paco de Lucía ranks 138 out of 2,595Before him are Henry II of Navarre (1503), Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), Santiago Calatrava (1951), John II of Aragon (1398), Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), and Martin of Aragon (1356). After him are Seneca the Elder (-54), Josemaría Escrivá (1902), Ferdinand I of Aragon (1380), Alfonso V of Aragon (1396), Vincent Ferrer (1350), and Almanzor (930).

Among MUSICIANS In Spain

Among musicians born in Spain, Paco de Lucía ranks 4Before him are Isaac Albéniz (1860), Pablo Casals (1876), and Pablo de Sarasate (1844). 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), Ricardo Viñes (1875), and Paco Ibáñez (1934).