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Angus MacLise

1938 - 1979

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Angus William MacLise (March 14, 1938 – June 21, 1979) was an American percussionist, composer, poet, occultist and calligrapher, known as the first drummer for the Velvet Underground who abruptly quit due to disagreements with the band playing their first paid show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Angus MacLise has received more than 336,070 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Angus MacLise is the 1,275th most popular composer, the 10,471st most popular biography from United States and the 116th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Angus MacLise ranks 1,275 out of 1,216Before him are Enoch Sontonga, George Whitefield Chadwick, William Bolcom, John Stainer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and Ludger Stühlmeyer. After him are Dave Stewart, Stephen Schwartz, Jerry Herman, Harald Kloser, Yuzo Koshiro, and Alexander Goehr.

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Among people born in 1938, Angus MacLise ranks 484Before him are Robert Hughes, Dawn Wells, John Connelly, Giorgio Puia, Stanley Fish, and William Bolcom. After him are Abel Laudonio, Alan Rees, Richard Goldstone, Gerry Byrne, Yevgeni Mayorov, and Charles Wuorinen. Among people deceased in 1979, Angus MacLise ranks 245Before him are Loren Murchison, Carl Laemmle Jr., Yuri Krylov, Edgar Buchanan, Lowell George, and Charles Coughlin. After him are Akwasi Afrifa, Laurie Bird, Shirley Mason, Gracie Fields, John F. Seitz, and J. G. Farrell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Angus MacLise ranks 10,471 out of 18,182Before him are Chloe Jones (1975), Francis X. Bushman (1883), Rasheed Wallace (1974), Josiah McCracken (1874), Susan Rice (1964), and C. J. Ramone (1965). After him are Clare Boothe Luce (1903), Lou Pearlman (1954), Victoria Rowell (1959), Dick Jones (1927), Mike Flanagan (1978), and Vincent Matthews (1947).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Angus MacLise ranks 116Before him are Steve Jablonsky (1970), Brian Tyler (1972), Joel Goldsmith (1957), George Whitefield Chadwick (1854), William Bolcom (1938), and Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884). After him are Stephen Schwartz (1948), Jerry Herman (1931), David Del Tredici (1937), Robert Russell Bennett (1894), Charles Wuorinen (1938), and Robert Ashley (1930).