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Rick Danko

1943 - 1999

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Richard Clare Danko (December 29, 1943 – December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter, and singer, best known as a founding member of the Band, for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. During the 1960s, Danko performed as a member of the Hawks, backing Ronnie Hawkins and then Bob Dylan. Then, between 1968 and 1977, Danko and the Hawks, now called the Band, released seven studio albums before breaking up. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Danko has received more than 2,688,648 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Rick Danko is the 1,502nd most popular musician (down from 1,402nd in 2019), the 420th most popular biography from Canada (down from 368th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Canadian Musician.

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Among musicians, Rick Danko ranks 1,502 out of 2,662Before him are Kiko Loureiro, Shantel, Bret Michaels, Gotye, Ilaiyaraaja, and Slim Harpo. After him are Joe South, Simon Gallup, Horace Andy, John Ogdon, Fats Navarro, and Dennis Brain.

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Among people born in 1943, Rick Danko ranks 467Before him are Bernd Patzke, Tanuja, Jimmy Hart, Xaviera Hollander, Ilaiyaraaja, and Daniel Robin. After him are William Chittick, Butler Lampson, Arnaldo Cézar Coelho, Androulla Vassiliou, Max Jean, and Patrick D'Rozario. Among people deceased in 1999, Rick Danko ranks 206Before him are Giuseppe Delfino, Raúl Silva Henríquez, Sulo Nurmela, Owen Hart, Celso Torrelio, and Nahum Stelmach. After him are Josef Zeman, Humberto Fernández-Morán, Mel Tormé, Arturo Fernández Meyzán, Annibale Frossi, and Nathan Jacobson.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Rick Danko ranks 420 out of 1,350Before him are Tyler Mane (1966), Jack Carson (1910), Daniel Gillies (1976), Michael Hogan (1949), Alexis Smith (1921), and Jason Gray-Stanford (1970). After him are Josephine Crowell (1859), Roy Dupuis (1963), Robert J. Sawyer (1960), Maurice Prendergast (1858), Yvonne Brill (1924), and Joshua Jackson (1978).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Rick Danko ranks 23Before him are Geddy Lee (1953), Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941), Marc-André Hamelin (1961), Calixa Lavallée (1842), Daniel Lanois (1951), and Alex Lifeson (1953). After him are Richard Manuel (1943), Kenny Wheeler (1930), Garth Hudson (1937), Devin Townsend (1972), Jeff Healey (1966), and Sarah McLachlan (1968).