Cliff Richard

1940 - Today

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Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb; 14 October 1940) is a British singer and actor. He has total sales of over 21.5 million singles in the United Kingdom and, as of 2012, was the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Richard was originally marketed as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Presley and Little Richard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cliff Richard has received more than 8,848,947 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Cliff Richard is the 138th most popular musician (down from 136th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from India (down from 84th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Indian Musician.

Cliff Richard is most famous for being a singer. He has been singing since the 1950s and has had many hits on the charts.

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  • 8.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Cliff Richard ranks 138 out of 3,175Before him are Ronnie Wood, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Fernando Sor, Buddy Holly, Roger Glover, and Arnaut Daniel. After him are Nikki Sixx, Malcolm Young, Maria João Pires, Caetano Veloso, Bill Evans, and Carlos Kleiber.

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Among people born in 1940, Cliff Richard ranks 58Before him are Mario Andretti, Eduardo Galeano, James Caan, Tarō Asō, Shahnaz Pahlavi, and Nancy Sinatra. After him are Óscar Arias, Jan Jongbloed, Thomas Harris, George A. Romero, James Cromwell, and Joachim Frank.

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In India

Among people born in India, Cliff Richard ranks 95 out of 1,861Before him are Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Varāhamihira (505), Patanjali (-200), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Ramanuja (1017), and Ronald Ross (1857). After him are Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Prithviraj Chauhan (1159), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Ravi Shankar (1920), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), and Sarojini Naidu (1879).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Cliff Richard ranks 3Before him are Amir Khusrow (1253), and Pete Best (1941). After him are Ravi Shankar (1920), Ram Narayan (1927), Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), Barry Hay (1948), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Christian Zacharias (1950), and Trilok Gurtu (1951).