1935 - 2014


Pedro Pubill Calaf (Spanish: [ˈpeðɾo] Catalan: [puˈβiʎ kəˈlaf]; 24 March 1935 – 27 August 2014), better known as Peret, was a Spanish Romani singer, guitar player and composer of Catalan rumba from Mataró (Barcelona).Known for his 1971 single, "Borriquito" (Ariola Records), Peret represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 with the song "Canta y sé feliz" and performed during the closing ceremony at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In 2001, Peret recorded and released Rey De La Rumba (King of the Rumba) an album of updated versions of his older songs with guest musicians including Jarabe de Palo, El Gran Silencio, David Byrne of the Talking Heads, and more. In 1982 Peret withdrew from the music industry, joining the Iglesia Evangélica de Filadelfia, a large religious community of the Spanish Roma (gypsies) devoting himself in the following years exclusively to preaching and religious activities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peret has received more than 66,800 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 634th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 67k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Peret ranks 637 out of 3,001Before him are Jan Kiepura, Beth Carvalho, David Lee Roth, Kishore Kumar, Angela Gheorghiu, and Michael Kiske. After him are Doro, Nile Rodgers, Plastic Bertrand, Merle Haggard, Peggy March, and Stephen Stills.

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Among people born in 1935, Peret ranks 169Before him are Shūji Terayama, Hans Tilkowski, Hubert Hahne, Rusty Schweickart, Yıldırım Akbulut, and Ghita Nørby. After him are Peter Bichsel, Nicola Cabibbo, Sylvia Earle, Vladimir Aksyonov, José Sanfilippo, and Károly Palotai. Among people deceased in 2014, Peret ranks 161Before him are Vaçe Zela, Carmelo Simeone, Manuel Uribe, Anatoly Berezovoy, Durdy Bayramov, and Tomaž Šalamun. After him are Marco Cé, James R. Schlesinger, René Burri, Rafael Addiego Bruno, Atef Ebeid, and Maria Lassnig.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Peret ranks 845 out of 1,895Before him are Alonso de Ercilla (1533), Antonio Saura (1930), Antonio Cañizares Llovera (1945), Pedro de la Rosa (1971), Pedro Páez (1564), and Xavier Montsalvatge (1912). After him are Manuel Sanchís Martínez (1938), Arsenio Martínez Campos (1831), Guillermo Gorostiza (1909), José de Madrazo y Agudo (1781), José Manuel Pinto (1975), and Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo (1965).

Among SINGERS In Spain

Among singers born in Spain, Peret ranks 19Before him are Raphael (1943), Camarón de la Isla (1950), Mikel Laboa (1934), Montserrat Figueras (1942), Massiel (1947), and Pilar Lorengar (1928). After him are Chiquito de la Calzada (1932), Rocío Jurado (1946), Conchita Bautista (1936), Alejandro Sanz (1968), Isabel Pantoja (1956), and Luz Casal (1958).

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