Delia Derbyshire

1937 - 2001

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Delia Ann Derbyshire (5 May 1937 – 3 July 2001) was an English musician and composer of electronic music. She carried out notable work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop during the 1960s, including her electronic arrangement of the theme music to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Delia Derbyshire has received more than 703,650 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Delia Derbyshire is the 1,521st most popular musician (down from 1,194th in 2019), the 3,959th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,158th in 2019) and the 251st most popular Musician.

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  • 700k

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  • 44.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Delia Derbyshire ranks 1,521 out of 2,662Before her are Kenney Jones, Allen Toussaint, John Sykes, Hardwell, Julieta Venegas, and Stanley Turrentine. After her are Mel Tormé, Michael Steele, Peter Buck, Beth Gibbons, Arto Tunçboyacıyan, and Ted Gärdestad.

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Among people born in 1937, Delia Derbyshire ranks 373Before her are Hans Nowak, Tatyana Shchelkanova, Chad Everett, John Ogdon, Julian Barbour, and Raymundo Damasceno Assis. After her are Pierluigi Chicca, Claude Allègre, Héctor Facundo, Klara Guseva, Manoj Kumar, and Roger Penske. Among people deceased in 2001, Delia Derbyshire ranks 227Before her are Arie van Vliet, Sara Ashurbeyli, Sergio Mantovani, Sachiko Hidari, Pavel Sadyrin, and Villy Sørensen. After her are Margaretha Krook, Rufus Thomas, Giancarlo Brusati, Ibrahim Shams, Marita Petersen, and Simon Slåttvik.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Delia Derbyshire ranks 3,959 out of 7,765Before her are Wilbert Awdry (1911), Charles Wilkins (1749), George Graham (1944), Dev Patel (1990), John Hunter (1737), and Thomas Love Peacock (1785). After her are Donald Campbell (1921), Herbert Giles (1845), Christopher O'Neill (1974), Jayne Atkinson (1959), Alexander Wilson (1766), and Pauline Baynes (1922).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Delia Derbyshire ranks 251Before her are Simon Gallup (1960), John Ogdon (1937), Dennis Brain (1921), Richard Rodney Bennett (1936), Kenney Jones (1948), and John Sykes (1959). After her are Beth Gibbons (1965), Maxim (1967), Ronnie Lane (1946), Bev Bevan (1944), Richard Sinclair (1948), and Steve Hillage (1951).