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Don Airey

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Donald Smith Airey (born 21 June 1948) is an English musician who has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, after the retirement of Jon Lord. He has had a long and productive career, playing with such acts as Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Whitesnake, Saxon, Wishbone Ash, Colosseum II, Ten, Sinner, Michael Schenker, Rainbow, Empire, Brian May, Divlje jagode and Living Loud. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Airey has received more than 953,656 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Don Airey is the 336th most popular musician (down from 319th in 2019), the 1,193rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,121st in 2019) and the 67th most popular British Musician.

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  • 950k

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  • 57.65

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  • 30

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  • 6.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Don Airey ranks 336 out of 2,662Before him are Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Robby Krieger, Gustavo Santaolalla, Joe Strummer, and Buddy Rich. After him are Billy Gibbons, Jack Bruce, Michael Cretu, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Cliff Williams, and Burt Bacharach.

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Among people born in 1948, Don Airey ranks 104Before him are Jesper Christensen, Salvador Puig Antich, Jonathan Hyde, Wang Qishan, Pedro López, and John Noble. After him are Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, István Sándorfi, Susan Atkins, Joschka Fischer, Michel Suleiman, and Hartmut Michel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Don Airey ranks 1,193 out of 7,765Before him are Nicko McBrain (1952), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Dave Murray (1956), James Jeans (1877), Hudson Taylor (1832), and Fraser Stoddart (1942). After him are Michael Moorcock (1939), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Marc Bolan (1947), Jack Bruce (1943), Alan Bates (1934), and Alan Lancaster (1949).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Don Airey ranks 67Before him are Alan Parsons (1948), PJ Harvey (1969), Rick Astley (1966), Ian Anderson (1947), Nicko McBrain (1952), and Dave Murray (1956). After him are Jack Bruce (1943), Cliff Williams (1949), Ginger Baker (1939), John Entwistle (1944), Mick Taylor (1949), and Wallace Hartley (1878).