Genesis P-Orridge

1950 - 2020

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (born Neil Andrew Megson; 22 February 1950 – 14 March 2020) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, visual artist, and occultist who rose to notoriety as the founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic collective and lead vocalist of seminal industrial band Throbbing Gristle. P-Orridge was also a founding member of Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth occult group, and fronted the experimental pop rock band Psychic TV. Born in Manchester, P-Orridge developed an early interest in art, occultism, and the avant-garde while at Solihull School. After dropping out of studies at the University of Hull, P-Orridge moved into a counter-cultural commune in London and adopted Genesis P-Orridge as their pseudonym. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Genesis P-Orridge has received more than 1,683,682 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Genesis P-Orridge is the 1,063rd most popular singer (down from 622nd in 2019), the 3,107th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,091st in 2019) and the 113th most popular Singer.

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  • 22

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  • 3.28

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Among singers, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 1,063 out of 3,528Before her are Pumpuang Duangjan, Dave Benton, Rob Pilatus, Inger Jacobsen, Bertrand Cantat, and Nilla Pizzi. After her are Concha Piquer, Roy Eldridge, Miguel Ríos, Kikki Danielsson, Janet Baker, and Chava Alberstein.

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Among people born in 1950, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 282Before her are Lenny Kuhr, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chuck Schumer, Antony Gormley, Dietmar Lorenz, and Joey Kramer. After her are Fran Lebowitz, Robert Z'Dar, John Diehl, Ntfombi of Eswatini, Toshiko Fujita, and Jorma Ollila. Among people deceased in 2020, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 345Before her are Charles Moore, Benny Chan, Italo De Zan, Òscar Ribas Reig, Edmund M. Clarke, and Litokwa Tomeing. After her are Mady Mesplé, Pat Patterson, John D. Barrow, Jack Sherman, Goran Paskaljević, and Wolfgang Uhlmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 3,107 out of 7,765Before her are Antony Gormley (1950), Edward Wilson (1872), Norman Smith (1923), Jean Marsh (1934), Israel Regardie (1907), and Mary Stewart (1916). After her are Thomas Francis Wade (1818), Ernest Starling (1866), Frank Wild (1873), Tanith Lee (1947), George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718), and Janet Baker (1933).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 113Before her are Margaret Price (1941), Marc Almond (1957), Clare Torry (1947), Paul Day (1956), Lonnie Donegan (1931), and Chris Lowe (1959). After her are Janet Baker (1933), David Sylvian (1958), Nik Kershaw (1958), Gary Numan (1958), Emma Bunton (1976), and Peter Sinfield (1943).

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