Tony Allen

1940 - 2020

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Tony Oladipo Allen (20 July 1940 – 30 April 2020) was a Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter who lived and worked in Paris, France. Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa '70 from 1968 to 1979, and was one of the founders of the Afrobeat genre. Fela once stated that "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Allen has received more than 67,732 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Tony Allen is the 766th most popular musician (down from 331st in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 7th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Tony Allen ranks 766 out of 2,662Before him are Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Osvaldo Pugliese, Oliver Riedel, Taj Mahal, Juan d'Arienzo, and John Norum. After him are Steve Lukather, Adam Clayton, Teddy Wilson, Billie Joe Armstrong, Bernhard Romberg, and Gerd Albrecht.

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Among people born in 1940, Tony Allen ranks 218Before him are Thelma Schoonmaker, Raoni Metuktire, Jon Elster, Natalia Makarova, David Koch, and Lorenzo Baldisseri. After him are Silvio Marzolini, Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, István Csom, Richard Williamson, John Lewis, and Charles T. Kowal. Among people deceased in 2020, Tony Allen ranks 213Before him are Sonja Ziemann, Yuri Orlov, Walid Muallem, Shirley Knight, Milton Glaser, and Adrianus Johannes Simonis. After him are Enzo Mari, Zeev Sternhell, Rolf Hochhuth, Silvio Marzolini, Alfred Worden, and Julian Bream.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Tony Allen ranks 14 out of 236Before him are Usman dan Fodio (1754), Olaudah Equiano (1745), Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), and Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941). After him are Sani Abacha (1943), Francis Arinze (1932), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977), and Shehu Shagari (1925).

Among MUSICIANS In Nigeria

Among musicians born in Nigeria, Tony Allen ranks 3Before him are Dr. Alban (1957) and Fela Kuti (1938).

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