Brian May

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Sir Brian Harold May (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, songwriter, record producer, animal rights activist and astrophysicist. He achieved worldwide fame as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the rock band Queen, which he co-founded with singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian May has received more than 18,724,938 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Brian May is the 28th most popular musician (down from 18th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 121st in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Musician.

Brian May is most famous for being a guitarist and songwriter for the rock band Queen.

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  • 19M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Brian May ranks 28 out of 3,175Before him are Mark Knopfler, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, Leopold Mozart, and Scatman John. After him are Roger Waters, Maurice Gibb, Arthur Rubinstein, Pete Townshend, Alexander Glazunov, and Frank Zappa.

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Among people born in 1947, Brian May ranks 13Before him are David Bowie, Elton John, David Letterman, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, and Florentino Pérez. After him are Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Salman Rushdie, James Hunt, Shirin Ebadi, and Mario Draghi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian May ranks 168 out of 8,785Before him are Alfred Marshall (1842), Francis Crick (1916), Saint Patrick (385), Edward V of England (1470), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), and William Ramsay (1852). After him are Roger Waters (1943), Anthony Eden (1897), Duns Scotus (1265), George Boole (1815), Guy Fawkes (1570), and John Milton (1608).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Brian May ranks 11Before him are Jeff Beck (1944), Ringo Starr (1940), Bon Scott (1946), Mark Knopfler (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), and Eric Clapton (1945). After him are Roger Waters (1943), Pete Townshend (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), and Syd Barrett (1946).