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 83,984 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Peret is the 655th most popular singer (down from 638th in 2019), the 916th most popular biography from Spain (down from 845th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Spanish Singer.

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  • 84k

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  • 62.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Peret ranks 655 out of 3,541Before him are Vince Neil, Sandie Shaw, Izhar Cohen, Adele, Mikel Laboa, and Anne Sofie von Otter. After him are Alexander Vertinsky, Heidi Brühl, Peng Liyuan, Liam Payne, Jimmy Somerville, and Keith Flint.

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Among people born in 1935, Peret ranks 176Before him are Károly Palotai, Martti Talvela, Azzedine Alaïa, Gerhard Mitter, Tom Atkins, and Syd Field. After him are Lisa Gastoni, Paul Chambers, Norma Bengell, Milena Vukotic, Julio Jaramillo, and Gerd Albrecht. Among people deceased in 2014, Peret ranks 148Before him are Paul Mazursky, Ramón José Velásquez, Marie Dubois, Carlos Páez Vilaró, Vasiľ Biľak, and Shulamit Aloni. After him are Emmanuel III Delly, Gerd Albrecht, Josep Seguer, Durdy Bayramov, Vaçe Zela, and Rafael Addiego Bruno.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Peret ranks 916 out of 2,595Before him are Sandro Rosell (1964), Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro (1676), Paco Tous (1964), Niccolò Antonio Colantonio (1420), Mikel Laboa (1934), and Paco Ibáñez (1934). After him are Jesús Garay (1930), Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo (1965), Fernando Sebastián Aguilar (1929), Margarita Salas (1938), Lluís Martínez Sistach (1937), and Pasqual Maragall (1941).

Among SINGERS In Spain

Among singers born in Spain, Peret ranks 21Before him are Manolo Escobar (1931), Isabella Colbran (1785), Montserrat Figueras (1942), Massiel (1947), Pilar Lorengar (1928), and Mikel Laboa (1934). After him are Rocío Jurado (1946), Elvira de Hidalgo (1891), María Dolores Pradera (1924), Conchita Bautista (1936), Alejandro Sanz (1968), and Rosario Flores (1963).