Dave Murray

1956 - Today

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David Michael Murray (born 23 December 1956) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He is one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, the second-longest members of the band, and along with the group's founder, bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris, Murray is the only member who has appeared on all of the band's releases. Growing up in various areas of London, Murray became a member of a metalhead gang fighting skinheads before he took an interest in rock music at 15 and formed his own band, Stone Free, with childhood friend Adrian Smith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Murray has received more than 12,289 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Dave Murray is the 339th most popular musician (up from 371st in 2019), the 1,181st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,270th in 2019) and the 70th most popular British Musician.

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  • 12k

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  • 67.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Dave Murray ranks 339 out of 2,675Before him are Alice Herz-Sommer, Nikolai Kapustin, Clara Rockmore, Steve Vai, John Entwistle, and Jacob Gade. After him are Roger Whittaker, Robby Krieger, Leopold Godowsky, Bill Ward, Bobby McFerrin, and Enrico Macias.

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Among people born in 1956, Dave Murray ranks 48Before him are Michael Connelly, David Caruso, John Lydon, Imelda Staunton, Park Won-soon, and Patricia Cornwell. After him are Carlo Urbani, Michael Biehn, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Bakir Izetbegović, and Michele Alboreto.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dave Murray ranks 1,181 out of 6,924Before him are William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520), Frank Lampard (1978), Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1869), Joan of Kent (1328), Dusty Springfield (1939), and Edward Low (1690). After him are Henry (1100), R. D. Laing (1927), Scott Adkins (1976), John Rolfe (1585), Ron Dennis (1947), and Elizabeth de Burgh (1289).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Dave Murray ranks 70Before him are Don Airey (1948), John McLaughlin (1942), Geezer Butler (1949), PJ Harvey (1969), Ken Hensley (1945), and John Entwistle (1944). After him are Bill Ward (1948), Jack Bruce (1943), Adrian Smith (1957), Mick Taylor (1949), Ian Anderson (1947), and Andy Summers (1942).