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David Ellefson

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David Warren Ellefson (born November 12, 1964) is an American musician, best known for his long tenure as the bassist for thrash metal band Megadeth. Ellefson initially became an accomplished bassist and honed his songwriting skills while leading several of his own bands through the club scene of North America's Midwest region before relocating to Los Angeles. He was then the bassist of Megadeth from 1983 to their breakup in 2002, and again from 2010 to 2021. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Ellefson has received more than 1,213,951 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. David Ellefson is the 1,129th most popular musician (down from 1,112th in 2019), the 5,556th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,508th in 2019) and the 420th most popular American Musician.

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  • 3.69

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Among musicians, David Ellefson ranks 1,129 out of 2,662Before him are Tom Hamilton, Scott Travis, Glyn Johns, Bruce Kulick, Tomasz Stańko, and Timo Tolkki. After him are Stan Kenton, Denny Laine, Bonnie Raitt, Bob James, Mamie Smith, and Levon Helm.

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Among people born in 1964, David Ellefson ranks 171Before him are Georg von Habsburg, Eusebio Sacristán, Amy Brenneman, Fofi Gennimata, Valentina Vargas, and David Spade. After him are Vreni Schneider, José Bordalás, Mark Addy, Yolanda Hadid, Christopher Eccleston, and Shi Zhengli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Ellefson ranks 5,556 out of 18,182Before him are Johnny Knoxville (1971), Gene Tunney (1897), Bradford Dillman (1930), Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737), Moe Berg (1902), and Dorothy Arzner (1897). After him are Loretta Lynn (1932), Almon Brown Strowger (1839), Alvin Ailey (1931), Lewis Powell (1844), Barbara Morgan (1951), and Lee Meriwether (1935).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, David Ellefson ranks 420Before him are Gram Parsons (1946), Clark Terry (1920), Harry James (1916), Tom Hamilton (1951), Scott Travis (1961), and Bruce Kulick (1953). After him are Stan Kenton (1911), Bonnie Raitt (1949), Bob James (1939), Mamie Smith (1891), Levon Helm (1940), and Sonny Stitt (1924).