Bootsy Collins

1951 - Today

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William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951) is an American bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s before joining the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, Collins established himself as one of the leading names and innovators in funk with his driving basslines and humorous vocals. He later formed his own P-Funk side project known as Bootsy's Rubber Band. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bootsy Collins has received more than 3,480,503 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Bootsy Collins is the 1,817th most popular musician (down from 1,617th in 2019), the 9,193rd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,066th in 2019) and the 695th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Bootsy Collins by language

Over the past year Bootsy Collins has had the most page views in the with 356,619 views, followed by Japanese (17,270), and French (13,343). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Romanian (70.48%), Southern Azerbaijani (63.56%), and Egyptian Arabic (32.31%)


Among musicians, Bootsy Collins ranks 1,817 out of 3,175Before him are Gotye, Larry Adler, Ludwig Göransson, Chris Broderick, Armando Peraza, and Eddie Kramer. After him are Nick Rhodes, Jovdat Hajiyev, Simon Barere, Emmanuel Pahud, Seasick Steve, and Steve Gaines.

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Among people born in 1951, Bootsy Collins ranks 478Before him are John Abizaid, Helen Zille, Carlo Vanzina, Haruki Uemura, Bernhard Germeshausen, and Peabo Bryson. After him are Steve Prefontaine, Terrence Mann, Seasick Steve, Jean-Louis Borloo, Nenad Stekić, and Scott Gorham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bootsy Collins ranks 9,193 out of 20,380Before him are Marion Leonard (1881), Vincent Matthews (1947), Jim Risch (1943), Barney Ewell (1918), Lisa Franchetti (1964), and Mary Arthur McElroy (1841). After him are Wally Ris (1924), Roxann Dawson (1958), Derrick Green (1971), Kathryn Hunter (1957), Alexander Hall (1894), and Kristin Chenoweth (1968).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bootsy Collins ranks 695Before him are Bill Berry (1958), Doc Watson (1923), Joe Bonamassa (1977), Jimmy Garrison (1934), Larry Adler (1914), and Chris Broderick (1970). After him are Seasick Steve (1951), Steve Gaines (1949), Barry Harris (1929), Terry Kath (1946), Scott Gorham (1951), and George Adams (1940).