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Sixto Rodriguez

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Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (born July 10, 1942), known professionally as Rodriguez, is an American singer-songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. Though his career was initially met with little fanfare in the United States, he found success in South Africa, Australia (touring the country twice), and New Zealand. Unbeknownst to him for decades, his music was extremely successful and influential in South Africa, where he is believed to have sold more records than Elvis Presley, as well as other countries in southern Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sixto Rodriguez has received more than 2,799,971 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Sixto Rodriguez is the 287th most popular musician (up from 512th in 2019), the 1,681st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,686th in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Musician.

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  • 58.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Sixto Rodriguez ranks 287 out of 2,662Before him are Alan Parsons,, Dave Mustaine, Tiësto, Ornette Coleman, and Igor Oistrakh. After him are Eric Carr, Charles Mingus, PJ Harvey, Manu Dibango, Stig Anderson, and Joe Jackson.

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Among people born in 1942, Sixto Rodriguez ranks 120Before him are Bert Sakmann, László Sólyom, Anita Pallenberg, Vladimir Bukovsky, Barry Levinson, and Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle. After him are Samuel R. Delany, Jim Rogers, Carlos Monzón, Roger Ebert, David Bradley, and Adil Abdul-Mahdi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sixto Rodriguez ranks 1,681 out of 18,182Before him are Gary Busey (1944), Lillian Asplund (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Kathleen Turner (1954), Grace Zabriskie (1941), and John B. Calhoun (1917). After him are Hank Williams (1923), David Graf (1950), James J. Braddock (1905), Randolph Scott (1898), Robert Bloch (1917), and Sol LeWitt (1928).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sixto Rodriguez ranks 81Before him are Art Tatum (1909), Sidney Bechet (1897), Beck (1970), (1975), Dave Mustaine (1961), and Ornette Coleman (1930). After him are Eric Carr (1950), Charles Mingus (1922), Joe Jackson (1928), Count Basie (1904), Glenn Frey (1948), and Moby (1965).

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