1935 - 2014

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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 92,561 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Peret is the 741st most popular singer (down from 654th in 2019), the 1,020th most popular biography from Spain (down from 915th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Singer.

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  • 93k

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  • 51.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Peret ranks 741 out of 3,528Before him are Fiorenza Cossotto, Tanita Tikaram, Randy Crawford, Inna, Dee Snider, and Christopher Cross. After him are Kathleen Battle, Hana Hegerová, Karl Davydov, Peter Pears, Lyudmila Zykina, and Hildegard Behrens.

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Among people born in 1935, Peret ranks 191Before him are La Monte Young, Jiří Čadek, Fiorenza Cossotto, Antonios Naguib, Yury Vlasov, and Percy Adlon. After him are Friðrik Ólafsson, Diahann Carroll, Valerio Adami, Yıldırım Akbulut, Nicola Cabibbo, and Elga Andersen. Among people deceased in 2014, Peret ranks 162Before him are Halet Çambel, Käbi Laretei, Paul Mazursky, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jeremy Thorpe, and Emmanuel III Delly. After him are Henning Carlsen, Stefanie Zweig, Rafael Addiego Bruno, On Kawara, Josep Maria Subirachs, and Josep Seguer.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Peret ranks 1,020 out of 2,932Before him are Fernando Savater (1947), Míchel Salgado (1975), Andrés Manuel del Río (1764), Luis María de Borbón y Vallabriga (1777), Dámaso Alonso (1898), and Mariano Martín (1919). After him are Quique Sánchez Flores (1965), José Manuel Pinto (1975), Ignacio Ramonet (1943), Joan Coromines (1905), Lucius Licinius Sura (40), and Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas (1791).

Among SINGERS In Spain

Among singers born in Spain, Peret ranks 20Before him are Adelina Patti (1843), Raphael (1943), Montserrat Figueras (1942), Manolo Escobar (1931), Massiel (1947), and Rocío Jurado (1946). After him are Mikel Laboa (1934), Elvira de Hidalgo (1891), Chiquito de la Calzada (1932), María Dolores Pradera (1924), Alejandro Sanz (1968), and José Luis Perales (1945).