Alex Lifeson

1953 - Today

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Aleksandar Živojinović (born 27 August 1953), known professionally as Alex Lifeson (), is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist for the rock band Rush. In 1968, Lifeson co-founded a band that would later become Rush, with drummer John Rutsey and bassist and lead vocalist Jeff Jones. Jones was replaced by Geddy Lee a month later, and Rutsey was replaced by Neil Peart in 1974, after which the lineup remained unchanged until the band's dissolution in 2018. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alex Lifeson has received more than 2,961,391 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Alex Lifeson is the 1,477th most popular musician (up from 1,478th in 2019), the 398th most popular biography from Canada (up from 408th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Canadian Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Alex Lifesons by language

Over the past year Alex Lifeson has had the most page views in the with 400,809 views, followed by Spanish (13,911), and German (13,109). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (61.18%), Egyptian Arabic (47.75%), and Southern Azerbaijani (45.04%)


Among musicians, Alex Lifeson ranks 1,477 out of 3,175Before him are Spike Edney, Johnny Mercer, Rudy Sarzo, Quorthon, Henry Vestine, and Mark Hoppus. After him are Marshmello, Sharleen Spiteri, Nancy Wilson, Eddie Gómez, John Ogdon, and King Tubby.

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Among people born in 1953, Alex Lifeson ranks 339Before him are James Foley, Ana Botella, Yuri Bashmet, Eve Ensler, Ron Clements, and Michael J. Anderson. After him are Rachid Bouchareb, Trip Hawkins, Leonid Buryak, Hoshyar Zebari, Robert Guédiguian, and Hiroshi Kaneda.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Alex Lifeson ranks 398 out of 1,622Before him are Shawn Levy (1968), Ted Cruz (1970), Shirley Douglas (1934), John Qualen (1899), Owen Hargreaves (1981), and Grant Allen (1848). After him are Alex Trebek (1940), Robert Joy (1951), Earl Thomson (1895), Billy Bishop (1894), Sarah Chalke (1976), and Aimee Semple McPherson (1890).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Alex Lifeson ranks 21Before him are Bob Ezrin (1949), Bob Rock (1954), Rick Danko (1943), Richard Manuel (1943), Garth Hudson (1937), and Geddy Lee (1953). After him are Daniel Lanois (1951), Marc-André Hamelin (1961), Calixa Lavallée (1842), Hank Snow (1914), Kenny Wheeler (1930), and Jeff Healey (1966).