Gary Moore

1952 - 2011

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Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish musician. Over the course of his career, he played in various groups and performed a range of music including blues, blues rock, hard rock, heavy metal, and jazz fusion. Influenced by Peter Green and Eric Clapton, Moore began his career in the late 1960s when he joined Skid Row, with whom he released two albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Moore has received more than 5,374,674 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Gary Moore is the 125th most popular musician (down from 97th in 2019), the 509th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 438th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Musician.

Gary Moore is most famous for being a blues guitarist and singer.

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  • 5.4M

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  • 64.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Gary Moore ranks 125 out of 3,175Before him are Nick Mason, John Dowland, Neil Young, Björk, Chris Isaak, and Cyndi Lauper. After him are Nat King Cole, Jacqueline du Pré, Mike Oldfield, Neil Peart, Fritz Kreisler, and Pete Best.

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Among people born in 1952, Gary Moore ranks 30Before him are Jeff Goldblum, Cyril Ramaphosa, Oleg Blokhin, Zoran Đinđić, Laura Branigan, and Vahid Halilhodžić. After him are Douglas Adams, Neil Peart, Bronisław Komorowski, Tomislav Nikolić, Lee Hsien Loong, and John Goodman. Among people deceased in 2011, Gary Moore ranks 28Before him are Dennis Ritchie, John Barry, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Sidney Lumet, Burhanuddin Rabbani, and Jane Russell. After him are John McCarthy, Manfred Gerlach, Necmettin Erbakan, Christa Wolf, Ralph M. Steinman, and Norman Foster Ramsey Jr..

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gary Moore ranks 509 out of 8,785Before him are Gordon Brown (1951), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Jim Clark (1936), Henry the Young King (1155), and Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855). After him are Douglas Adams (1952), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), William Wilberforce (1759), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), and Ælla of Northumbria (800).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Gary Moore ranks 33Before him are Angus Young (1955), Lemmy (1945), John Bonham (1948), Sid Vicious (1957), Nick Mason (1944), and John Dowland (1563). After him are Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Mike Oldfield (1953), Ronnie Wood (1947), Roger Glover (1945), Malcolm Young (1953), and Chris Slade (1946).