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Glen Matlock

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Glen Matlock (born 27 August 1956) is an English musician, best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. He is credited as a songwriter on 10 of the 12 songs on the Sex Pistols' only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, although he had left the band early in the recording process, credited as bassist and backing vocalist on only two songs on the album, "Anarchy in the U.K." and "God Save The Queen". Since leaving the Sex Pistols in 1977, he has performed with several other bands, including Rich Kids, who scored a UK #24 hit with the single "Rich Kids" in 1978, as well as presented his own work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glen Matlock has received more than 1,865,527 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Glen Matlock is the 1,061st most popular musician (up from 1,134th in 2019), the 2,846th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,022nd in 2019) and the 168th most popular British Musician.

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  • 49.01

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  • 23

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  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Glen Matlock ranks 1,061 out of 2,662Before him are ATB, Terry Bozzio, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Peter Machajdík, Scott Columbus, and Scott LaFaro. After him are Conny Plank, Jaki Liebezeit, Dave Holland, Mieczysław Horszowski, Trịnh Công Sơn, and Moe Tucker.

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Among people born in 1956, Glen Matlock ranks 189Before him are Said Belqola, Mark St. John, Choi Soon-sil, Victor Pițurcă, Blackie Lawless, and Scott Columbus. After him are Nathan Lane, Bodo Ramelow, Joe Montana, Paulo Autuori, Carlo Urbani, and Vinnie Colaiuta.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Glen Matlock ranks 2,846 out of 7,765Before him are Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (1436), Paul Weller (1958), Ceolwulf of Wessex (600), Derek Warwick (1954), Francis Beaumont (1584), and Michael Adams (1971). After him are Dave Holland (1946), Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany (1739), Paul Potts (1970), Ernest Renshaw (1861), Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (1340), and Arthur Gore (1868).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Glen Matlock ranks 168Before him are Martin Barre (1946), Paul Simonon (1955), Geoff Emerick (1945), Jimmy Bain (1947), Chris Barber (1930), and Peter Banks (1947). After him are Dave Holland (1946), Phil Manzanera (1951), Johnny Clegg (1953), Roy Harper (1941), Hank Marvin (1941), and Carl Cox (1962).

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