Brian May

1947 - Today

Brian May

Brian Harold May (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and astrophysicist. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. May was a co-founder of Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, having previously performed with Taylor in the band Smile, which he had joined while he was at university. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian May has received more than 12,284,742 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular musician.

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  • 72.82

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  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Brian May ranks 20 out of 2,258Before him are Elton John, Ray Charles, Arcangelo Corelli, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Clara Schumann. After him are Naruhito, Mark Knopfler, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Władysław Szpilman.

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Among people born in 1947, Brian May ranks 8Before him are Johan Cruyff, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, David Bowie, and Elton John. After him are James Hunt, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and O. J. Simpson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian May ranks 120 out of 5,347Before him are Edward II of England (1284), Ringo Starr (1940), Ian McKellen (1939), Michael Caine (1933), Henry Purcell (1659), and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857). After him are James II of England (1633), Robert the Bruce (1274), Thomas Young (1773), Mark Knopfler (1949), John Napier (1550), and George V (1865).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Brian May ranks 6Before him are John Lennon (1940), Paul McCartney (1942), Elton John (1947), George Harrison (1943), and Ringo Starr (1940). After him are Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Cat Stevens (1948), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), and Sting (1951).