Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz; Hebrew: חיים ויץ, [χaˈim ˈvits]; born August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-American musician, singer and songwriter. Also known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bassist and co-lead singer of Kiss, the rock band he co-founded with Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in the early 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Simmons has received more than 9,438,512 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Gene Simmons is the 180th most popular musician (down from 172nd in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Israel (up from 107th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Musician.

Gene Simmons is most famous for being the bassist and lead singer of the band Kiss.

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Among musicians, Gene Simmons ranks 180 out of 2,662Before him are Charles-Valentin Alkan, Keith Jarrett, Wilhelm Kempff, Giya Kancheli, Chris Isaak, and Emil Gilels. After him are George Martin, John Paul Jones, Ian Paice, José Feliciano, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Alicia Keys.

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Among people born in 1949, Gene Simmons ranks 54Before him are Tom Waits, Billy Joel, Issei Sagawa, Thaksin Shinawatra, Ashraf Ghani, and Luis Sepúlveda. After him are Tom Berenger, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Ivana Trump, Zoia Ceaușescu, Ruud Krol, and Fanny Ardant.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Gene Simmons ranks 105 out of 430Before him are Mahmoud Darwish (1941), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Dan Shechtman (1941), Canaan (null), Natalie Portman (1981), and Philip the Evangelist (100). After him are Abu Nidal (1937), Isaac Herzog (1960), Ofra Haza (1957), Aaron Ciechanover (1947), George Habash (1926), and Nahum (-600).

Among MUSICIANS In Israel

Among musicians born in Israel, Gene Simmons ranks 2Before him are Itzhak Perlman (1945). After him are Ivry Gitlis (1922), Hillel Slovak (1962), Pinchas Zukerman (1948), Shlomo Artzi (1949), Avishai Cohen (1970), Keren Ann (1974), Borgore (1987), Yitzhak Yedid (1971), and Miri Ben-Ari (1978).

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