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David Bowie

1947 - 2016

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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie ( BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Bowie was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Bowie has received more than 53,203,419 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 109 in 2019). David Bowie is the 13th most popular singer (up from 14th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 100th in 2019) and the most popular British Singer.

David Bowie is most famous for being a singer, songwriter, and actor. He was also a producer and an arranger.

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  • 53M

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  • 76.10

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  • 110

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  • 6.47

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  • 5.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, David Bowie ranks 13 out of 3,528Before him are Maria Callas, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Tina Turner, and Frank Sinatra. After him are Joan Baez, Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, Montserrat Caballé, Demis Roussos, and Adriano Celentano.

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Among people born in 1947, David Bowie ranks 6Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, Paulo Coelho, and Stephen King. After him are Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, James Hunt, Florentino Pérez, and Dilma Rousseff. Among people deceased in 2016, David Bowie ranks 6Before him are Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, and Bud Spencer. After him are Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Imre Kertész.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Bowie ranks 79 out of 7,765Before him are Edward III of England (1312), Ridley Scott (1937), Edward II of England (1284), William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), and John Dee (1527). After him are Mary Shelley (1797), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Moore (1927), Maggie Smith (1934), Elton John (1947), and Edward Heath (1916).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, David Bowie ranks 1After him are Mick Jagger (1943), Brian Johnson (1947), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Joe Cocker (1944), George Michael (1963), Phil Collins (1951), Rod Stewart (1945), Ian Gillan (1945), Kate Bush (1958), Marianne Faithfull (1946), and Bonnie Tyler (1951).

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