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Brian May

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‹See Tfd› Sir Brian Harold May (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician and astrophysicist. He achieved worldwide fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, which he co-founded with the singer Freddie Mercury and the drummer Roger Taylor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian May has received more than 16,531,206 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 78 in 2019). Brian May is the 18th most popular musician (up from 20th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 140th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Musician.

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

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Among musicians, Brian May ranks 18 out of 2,662Before him are Clara Schumann, Paul McCartney, Leopold Mozart, Madonna, Arcangelo Corelli, and Ray Charles. After him are Jean-Michel Jarre, Charlie Watts, George Harrison, Władysław Szpilman, Ringo Starr, and Arthur Rubinstein.

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Among people born in 1947, Brian May ranks 8Before him are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, David Bowie, and Elton John. After him are Brian Johnson, James Hunt, Florentino Pérez, Dilma Rousseff, Mario Draghi, and Josep Borrell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian May ranks 121 out of 7,765Before him are Charles I of England (1600), John Napier (1550), James II of England (1633), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Edward Elgar (1857), and Catherine Howard (1523). After him are Mick Jagger (1943), Lady Godiva (990), Blackbeard (1680), Robert the Bruce (1274), William Gilbert (1544), and Cary Grant (1904).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Brian May ranks 4Before him are John Lennon (1940), Elton John (1947), and Paul McCartney (1942). After him are Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), and Jeff Beck (1944).

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