Christopher Franke

1953 - Today

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Christopher Franke (born 6 April 1953) is a German musician and composer. From 1971 to 1987, he was a member of the electronic group Tangerine Dream. Initially a drummer with The Agitation, later renamed Agitation Free, his primary focus eventually shifted to keyboards and synthesizers as the group moved away from its psychedelic rock origins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Franke has received more than 225,561 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Christopher Franke is the 1,667th most popular musician (down from 1,545th in 2019), the 5,049th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,383rd in 2019) and the 94th most popular German Musician.

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  • 230k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Christopher Franke ranks 1,667 out of 3,175Before him are Pepper Adams, Richey Edwards, Glenn Cornick, Shantel, Alex Turner, and Peter Hook. After him are Jake E. Lee, Jim Gordon, Steve Clark, Jānis Cimze, William Primrose, and Mary Wilson.

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Among people born in 1953, Christopher Franke ranks 390Before him are Angelo Parisi, Željko Jerkov, Albert Rust, Levir Culpi, Hana Laszlo, and Mohammed Waheed Hassan. After him are M. K. Stalin, Afonso Dhlakama, Anna Thomson, Christine Ebersole, Roberto Mouzo, and Tibor Klampár.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christopher Franke ranks 5,049 out of 7,253Before him are Stanislaw Tillich (1959), Max Streibl (1932), Carina Wiese (1968), Shantel (1968), Princess Victoria Margaret of Prussia (1890), and Pief Panofsky (1919). After him are Michael Müller (1964), Gerd Hornberger (1910), Karl Schorn (1803), Rosemarie Trockel (1952), Lida Heymann (1868), and Johann August Ephraim Goeze (1731).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Christopher Franke ranks 94Before him are Matthias Reim (1957), Tré Cool (1972), Peter Baltes (1958), Marius Müller-Westernhagen (1948), Paul Kalkbrenner (1977), and Shantel (1968). After him are Uli Kusch (1967), Mille Petrozza (1967), Boris Brejcha (1981), Stefan Schwarzmann (1965), Graham Coxon (1969), and Rick J. Jordan (1968).