Gary Rossington

1951 - 2023

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Gary Robert Rossington (December 4, 1951 – March 5, 2023) was an American musician best known as a founding guitarist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, with whom he performed until his death. Rossington was also a founding member of the Rossington Collins Band, along with former bandmate Allen Collins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Rossington has received more than 3,603,376 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Gary Rossington is the 1,384th most popular musician (up from 1,757th in 2019), the 6,918th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,907th in 2019) and the 494th most popular American Musician.

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  • 3.6M

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  • 47.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Gary Rossington has had the most page views in the with 540,395 views, followed by German (34,655), and French (19,569). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (283.84%), Catalan (110.00%), and Basque (61.22%)


Among musicians, Gary Rossington ranks 1,384 out of 3,175Before him are Yegor Letov, Vlatko Stefanovski, Anouar Brahem, Edgar Winter, Curtis Fuller, and Joe Sample. After him are Mary Lou Williams, Steve Miller, Monty Alexander, Ron Geesin, Hariprasad Chaurasia, and Geddy Lee.

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Among people born in 1951, Gary Rossington ranks 352Before him are Yvonne Elliman, Guy Lafleur, Kim Manners, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Miguel Sandoval, and Phil Neal. After him are Marvin Heemeyer, Don Quarrie, Marsha Ivins, Andranik Eskandarian, Hans-Jürgen Dörner, and Donato Bilancia. Among people deceased in 2023, Gary Rossington ranks 437Before him are Safi Faye, Mudar Badran, Anfisa Reztsova, Nikica Valentić, John Romita Sr., and Sara Tavares. After him are Siiri Rantanen, Gary Wright, Ferenc Mészáros, Odd Børre, Dario Campeotto, and George Winston.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Rossington ranks 6,918 out of 20,380Before him are Marie Doro (1882), Bob Weinstein (1954), Eben Alexander (1953), Frederick Russell Burnham (1861), Dana Reeve (1961), and Charles H. Bennett (1943). After him are Alan Shugart (1930), Gilbert Kaplan (1941), Frances Spence (1922), William Stevenson (1900), Bud Houser (1901), and Donald Wills Douglas Sr. (1892).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Gary Rossington ranks 494Before him are Marin Alsop (1956), Mark Lanegan (1964), Ron Asheton (1948), Edgar Winter (1946), Curtis Fuller (1934), and Joe Sample (1939). After him are Mary Lou Williams (1910), Steve Miller (1943), Bruce Johnston (1942), Gary Wright (1943), John Hammond (1910), and George Winston (1949).