Richard Manuel

1943 - 1986

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Richard George Manuel (April 3, 1943 – March 4, 1986) was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a pianist and singer in The Band. The five members existed from December 1961 as The Hawks, becoming The Band in 1967, effectively breaking up in 1976, then partially re-formed in 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Manuel has received more than 1,717,348 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Richard Manuel is the 1,489th most popular musician (down from 1,482nd in 2019), the 391st most popular biography from Canada and the 23rd most popular Canadian Musician.

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  • 20

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  • 3.71

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Among musicians, Richard Manuel ranks 1,489 out of 2,675Before him are Lonnie Johnson, Estas Tonne, Craig Jones, Josh Klinghoffer, Rob Bourdon, and Paul Kalkbrenner. After him are Christopher Franke, Kenny Barron, George Russell, Kevin Moore, Joe South, and Albert Ammons.

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Among people born in 1943, Richard Manuel ranks 435Before him are Gavin Bryars, Marilynne Robinson, Superstar Billy Graham, Joan Van Ark, Sam Hinds, and Leslie Uggams. After him are Kenny Barron, Michael Morpurgo, Eduardo Nascimento, Ronnie Spector, Shinobu Sekine, and Kiril Dojčinovski. Among people deceased in 1986, Richard Manuel ranks 200Before him are Jo Gartner, Alberto Zorrilla, Sulo Bärlund, Neerja Bhanot, Sonny Terry, and Noboru Terada. After him are Emil Jónsson, Bert Schneider, Robert Alda, D. R. Kaprekar, Jackson Scholz, and Adolf Brudes.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Richard Manuel ranks 391 out of 1,130Before him are Howie Morenz (1902), Douglas Rain (1928), Sven Delblanc (1931), Michael Shanks (1970), Jack Pickford (1896), and Ted Cruz (1970). After him are Shay Mitchell (1987), Alex Trebek (1940), Jack Kruschen (1922), Alannah Myles (1958), David H. Levy (1948), and Lucile Watson (1879).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Richard Manuel ranks 23Before him are Bob Ezrin (1949), Bob Rock (1954), Alex Lifeson (1953), Daniel Lanois (1951), Calixa Lavallée (1842), and Rick Danko (1943). After him are Marc-André Hamelin (1961), Garth Hudson (1937), Devin Townsend (1972), Jeff Healey (1966), Sarah McLachlan (1968), and Hank Snow (1914).