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Bruce Johnston

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Bruce Arthur Johnston (born Benjamin Baldwin; June 27, 1942) is an American singer, musician and songwriter who is a member of the Beach Boys. He also collaborated on many records with Terry Melcher (his bandmate in Bruce & Terry, the Rip Chords, and California Music) and composed the 1975 Barry Manilow hit, "I Write the Songs".Born in Illinois, Johnston grew up in Los Angeles and studied classical piano in his early years. While in high school, he arranged and played on his first hit record, Sandy Nelson's "Teen Beat" (1959), and also worked with musicians such as Kim Fowley and Phil Spector. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruce Johnston has received more than 1,861,496 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Bruce Johnston is the 1,333rd most popular musician (down from 1,207th in 2019), the 6,682nd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,969th in 2019) and the 507th most popular American Musician.

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  • 22

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  • 2.01

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  • 3.83

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Among musicians, Bruce Johnston ranks 1,333 out of 2,662Before him are Brian Littrell, Andrei Gavrilov, Anouar Brahem, Albert Lee, György Sándor, and XXXTentacion. After him are Pete Doherty, Neal Hefti, Manfred Eicher, Dion DiMucci, Johnny Griffin, and Paul Kalkbrenner.

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Among people born in 1942, Bruce Johnston ranks 445Before him are Rildo da Costa Menezes, Antoni Piechniczek, Steve Wynn, Michel Tremblay, Terenci Moix, and Klaus-Dieter Sieloff. After him are Charmian Carr, Bernard Lietaer, Anita Roddick, Wayne Newton, Gideon Toury, and Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bruce Johnston ranks 6,682 out of 18,182Before him are Ann Druyan (1949), Rachel Chagall (1952), Tessa Thompson (1983), Shirley Horn (1934), XXXTentacion (1998), and Joey King (1999). After him are Jeanne Eagels (1890), Jason Lee (1970), Steve Jackson (1953), Charmian Carr (1942), Kim Manners (1951), and Josiah Royce (1855).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bruce Johnston ranks 507Before him are Michael Angelo Batio (1956), Maynard James Keenan (1964), Oliver Nelson (1932), David Tudor (1926), Brian Littrell (1975), and XXXTentacion (1998). After him are Neal Hefti (1922), Dion DiMucci (1939), Johnny Griffin (1928), Mary Lou Williams (1910), Ronnie Radke (1983), and Edgar Winter (1946).