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 notability 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 1,535,670 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Genesis P-Orridge is the 623rd most popular singer (up from 1,139th in 2019), the 2,093rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,135th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular British Singer.

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  • 21

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  • 2.90

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Among singers, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 623 out of 3,541Before her are Đorđe Balašević, Sertab Erener, Melissa Etheridge, Agathonas Iakovidis, Ian Dury, and Idir. After her are Renate Müller, Philipp Kirkorov, Akon, Martti Talvela, Daddy Yankee, and Massiel.

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Among people born in 1950, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 162Before her are Dudu Georgescu, Bruce Boxleitner, Yuen Wah, Takao Orii, Moshe Ya'alon, and Carl Palmer. After her are Andrzej Szarmach, Keizo Imai, Bertrand Delanoë, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anton Ondruš, and Jan Zajíc. Among people deceased in 2020, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 288Before her are Kristina Lugn, Louis Nirenberg, Pete Rademacher, Agathonas Iakovidis, Idir, and Alfred Körner. After her are Jaroslav Pollák, Pietro Anastasi, Marlene Ahrens, Tengiz Sigua, Neil Peart, and Rhonda Fleming.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 2,093 out of 6,924Before her are Ian Dury (1942), John Gilbert Baker (1834), Ine of Wessex (700), Joan Hickson (1906), Carl Palmer (1950), and Peter Atkins (1940). After her are Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney (1075), Joseph Larmor (1857), Steve Winwood (1948), Sister Nivedita (1867), Sharon Osbourne (1952), and Alexander Parkes (1813).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Genesis P-Orridge ranks 72Before her are Peter Frampton (1950), Dua Lipa (1995), Geri Halliwell (1972), James Blunt (1974), Neil Tennant (1954), and Ian Dury (1942). After her are Gary Brooker (1945), Christine McVie (1943), Sandie Shaw (1947), Adele (1988), Liam Payne (1993), and Jimmy Somerville (1961).

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