Bill Ward

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William Thomas Ward (born 5 May 1948) is an English musician and visual artist, best known as the original drummer of British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Ward has received more than 31,806 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bill Ward is the 343rd most popular musician (up from 474th in 2019), the 1,204th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,509th in 2019) and the 71st most popular British Musician.

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  • 31

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  • 5.47

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  • 3.17

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Among musicians, Bill Ward ranks 343 out of 2,675Before him are John Entwistle, Jacob Gade, Dave Murray, Roger Whittaker, Robby Krieger, and Leopold Godowsky. After him are Bobby McFerrin, Enrico Macias, Joe Strummer, Sérgio Mendes, Farid al-Atrash, and Jack Bruce.

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Among people born in 1948, Bill Ward ranks 84Before him are Susan Atkins, Johnny Ramone, Amadou Toumani Touré, Charles Simonyi, Nicolae Timofti, and Billy Crystal. After him are Salvador Puig Antich, Theo Jansen, István Sándorfi, William Daniel Phillips, Charles Taylor, and Ichirou Mizuki.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bill Ward ranks 1,204 out of 6,924Before him are Horace Walpole (1717), Jill Ireland (1936), John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792), Emily Watson (1967), William Walton (1902), and Jeffrey Archer (1940). After him are Edward Lear (1812), R. G. Collingwood (1889), Glenn Hughes (1951), Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965), Domnall mac Ailpín (812), and Lewis Hamilton (1985).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Bill Ward ranks 71Before him are John McLaughlin (1942), Geezer Butler (1949), PJ Harvey (1969), Ken Hensley (1945), John Entwistle (1944), and Dave Murray (1956). After him are Jack Bruce (1943), Adrian Smith (1957), Mick Taylor (1949), Ian Anderson (1947), Andy Summers (1942), and Martin Gore (1961).

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