Brian May

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Brian Harold May (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved fame as lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. May was a co-founder of Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian May has received more than 15,079,344 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Brian May is the 20th most popular musician, the 140th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 120th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Musician.

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

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  • 4.31

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Among musicians, Brian May ranks 20 out of 2,675Before him are Clara Schumann, George Harrison, Elton John, Arcangelo Corelli, Madonna, and Ray Charles. After him are Cat Stevens, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, and Frank Zappa.

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Among people born in 1947, Brian May ranks 8Before him are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, David Bowie, and Elton John. After him are Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, James Hunt, O. J. Simpson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Paul Auster.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian May ranks 140 out of 6,924Before him are Aleister Crowley (1875), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Judi Dench (1934), and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857). After him are Henry IV of England (1367), John Wycliffe (1324), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Paul Dirac (1902), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), and Edward the Elder (871).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

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

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