1958 - Today


Derek William Dick (born 25 April 1958), better known by his stage name Fish, is a Scottish singer-songwriter and occasional actor.Fish became widely known as the lead singer and lyricist of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion from 1981 until 1988. He released 11 UK Top 40 singles with the band, including the Top Ten singles "Kayleigh", "Lavender" and "Incommunicado", and five Top Ten albums, including a number-one with Misplaced Childhood. In his solo career, Fish has explored contemporary pop and traditional folk, and released a further five Top 40 singles and a Top 10 album.Fish's voice has been described as both "distinct" and a "conflation of Roger Daltrey and Peter Gabriel", while his lyrics have been praised as "poetic prose". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fish has received more than 7,217,929 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 743rd most popular singer.

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  • 25

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  • 4.89

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  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Fish ranks 746 out of 3,001Before him are Michel Berger, Salvador Sobral, Rebbie Jackson, Brigitte Fontaine, Benny Moré, and Wenche Myhre. After him are Eric Johnson, Viorica Ursuleac, Phil Anselmo, Jamala, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Laurel Aitken.

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Among people born in 1958, Fish ranks 99Before him are Ivo Pogorelić, Ghassan Massoud, Veronica Guerin, Eric Heiden, David O. Russell, and Luis Guillermo Solís. After him are Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, Grandmaster Flash, Jan Fabre, Olaf Scholz, Belinda Carlisle, and Quique Setién.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Fish ranks 2,305 out of 5,347Before him are Lily Collins (1989), Ray Davies (1944), Vic Elford (1935), Ioan Gruffudd (1973), Alfred Tysoe (1874), and Jackie Oliver (1942). After him are Harold Abrahams (1899), Donald Crisp (1882), John Rutter (1945), Damian Lewis (1971), Pauline Moran (1947), and John Soane (1753).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Fish ranks 83Before him are Rick Parfitt (1948), Peter Frampton (1950), Christine McVie (1943), Gary Glitter (1944), Jerome Flynn (1963), and Midge Ure (1953). After him are Calvin Harris (1984), Peter Pears (1910), Liam Payne (1993), Ice MC (1965), Charli XCX (1992), and Sam Smith (1992).