1964 - 1998


Hideto Matsumoto (Japanese: 松本 秀人, Hepburn: Matsumoto Hideto, December 13, 1964 – May 2, 1998), better known by his stage name hide (Japanese pronunciation: [çide̞]) was a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. He was the lead guitarist of the rock band X Japan from 1987 onward, and a solo artist from 1993 onward. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hide has received more than 120,775 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 740th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 120k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Hide ranks 743 out of 2,258Before him are José José, Aníbal Troilo, Roy Buchanan, Donald "Duck" Dunn, John Mayer, and Pete Burns. After him are Lev Oborin, David Bryan, Paul van Dyk, David Paich, Jerry Garcia, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

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Among people born in 1964, Hide ranks 100Before him are Željko Komšić, Doro, Jean-Marc Bosman, Gitanas Nausėda, Crispin Glover, and Gore Verbinski. After him are Banana Yoshimoto, Txiki Begiristain, Joss Whedon, Rosen Plevneliev, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and Oleh Protasov. Among people deceased in 1998, Hide ranks 119Before him are Yuri Artyukhin, Antonio Saura, Michèle Arnaud, Birger Ruud, Sani Abacha, and Haroun Tazieff. After him are Samuel Eilenberg, Gene Autry, J. T. Walsh, Julio César Britos, Jorge Pacheco Areco, and E. G. Marshall.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hide ranks 742 out of 3,113Before him are Ashikaga Yoshikazu (1407), Ogyū Sorai (1666), Mariya Takeuchi (1955), Meiko Kaji (1947), Takaji Mori (1943), and Kozo Arai (1950). After him are Banana Yoshimoto (1964), Abe Masahiro (1819), Norio Yoshimizu (1946), Naoemon Shimizu (null), Kunimitsu Takahashi (1940), and Kanō Motonobu (1476).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Hide ranks 6Before him are Naruhito (1960), Joe Hisaishi (1950), Kitarō (1953), Isao Tomita (1932), and Shinichi Suzuki (1898). After him are Yoshiki (1965), Yuki Kajiura (1965), Hyde (1969), Gackt (1973), Keiko Matsui (1961), and Masaharu Fukuyama (1969).

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