Bill Bruford

1949 - Today

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William Scott Bruford (born 17 May 1949) is an English former drummer and percussionist who first gained prominence as a founding member of the progressive rock band Yes. After leaving Yes in 1972, Bruford spent the rest of the 1970s recording and touring with King Crimson (1972–1974) and Roy Harper (1975), and touring with Genesis (1976) and U.K. (1978). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Bruford has received more than 1,209,382 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Bruford is the 621st most popular musician (up from 628th in 2019), the 1,916th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,861st in 2019) and the 113th most popular British Musician.

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  • 28

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Among musicians, Bill Bruford ranks 621 out of 2,675Before him are Carl Flesch, Mischa Elman, Henri Herz, Liam Gallagher, Scott Walker, and Willi Boskovsky. After him are Nikolai Zverev, Kenny G, Alan Price, Steve Gadd, Alan Wilson, and Link Wray.

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Among people born in 1949, Bill Bruford ranks 159Before him are Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Patrick Hernandez, Nebojša Radmanović, Svetislav Pešić, Philip Michael Thomas, and Josephine Chaplin. After him are Michio Yasuda, Manuel Orantes, Jim Sheridan, Leslie Easterbrook, Arif Alvi, and Hyon Yong-chol.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bill Bruford ranks 1,916 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355), James Dunlop (1793), Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855), F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich (1782), George Mary Searle (1839), and Edward FitzGerald (1809). After him are Robert Morley (1908), Robert Donat (1905), Sebastian Coe (1956), Arnold Toynbee (1852), Marjorie Boulton (1924), and Edward L. G. Bowell (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Bill Bruford ranks 113Before him are Clive Burr (1957), Mitch Mitchell (1947), Chas Chandler (1938), Alan Wilder (1959), Tim Rice (1944), and Liam Gallagher (1972). After him are Alan Price (1942), Dick Taylor (1943), David A. Stewart (1952), Andy Fletcher (1961), K. K. Downing (1951), and David Knopfler (1952).