Adrian Smith

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Adrian Frederick "H" Smith (born 27 February 1957) is an English guitarist best known as a member of British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, for whom he also writes songs and performs live backing vocals on some tracks. Smith grew up in London and became interested in rock music at 15. He soon formed a friendship with future Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray, who inspired him to take up the guitar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrian Smith has received more than 1,341,272 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Adrian Smith is the 350th most popular musician (up from 380th in 2019), the 1,223rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,305th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular British Musician.

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  • 40

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  • 7.74

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  • 3.00

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Among musicians, Adrian Smith ranks 350 out of 2,675Before him are Bobby McFerrin, Enrico Macias, Joe Strummer, Sérgio Mendes, Farid al-Atrash, and Jack Bruce. After him are Pat Metheny, Richie Sambora, Mick Taylor, Coleman Hawkins, Steve Morse, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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Among people born in 1957, Adrian Smith ranks 44Before him are Lucien Favre, Masayoshi Son, Cesare Prandelli, Anna Lindh, John Turturro, and Ivo Josipović. After him are Marita Koch, Yuen Biao, Kelly McGillis, Jan Ceulemans, Subcomandante Marcos, and Michael Cretu.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Adrian Smith ranks 1,223 out of 6,924Before him are James Hilton (1900), Alexander McQueen (1969), Robert Clive (1725), Samuel Wallis (1728), David Hartley (1705), and William McDougall (1871). After him are Michael Moorcock (1939), Hans Sloane (1660), Unity Mitford (1914), Ross Brawn (1954), Princess Hélène of Orléans (1871), and Thomas Gresham (1519).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Adrian Smith ranks 73Before him are PJ Harvey (1969), Ken Hensley (1945), John Entwistle (1944), Dave Murray (1956), Bill Ward (1948), and Jack Bruce (1943). After him are Mick Taylor (1949), Ian Anderson (1947), Andy Summers (1942), Martin Gore (1961), Bernie Taupin (1950), and George Young (1946).