Ian Anderson

1947 - Today

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Ian Scott Anderson (born 10 August 1947) is a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist, acoustic guitarist and leader of the British rock band Jethro Tull. He is a multi-instrumentalist who, in addition to flute and acoustic guitar, plays keyboards, electric guitar, bass guitar, bouzouki, balalaika, saxophone, harmonica and a variety of whistles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Anderson has received more than 2,581,050 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Ian Anderson is the 375th most popular musician (down from 349th in 2019), the 1,297th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,211th in 2019) and the 75th most popular British Musician.

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  • 37

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  • 4.16

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  • 3.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Ian Anderson ranks 375 out of 2,675Before him are Dexter Gordon, Agustín Barrios, Rezső Seress, Wes Montgomery, Baden Powell, and Chet Atkins. After him are Jelly Roll Morton, Artur Schnabel, Wojciech Żywny, Bebo Valdés, Alicia de Larrocha, and Phil Rudd.

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Among people born in 1947, Ian Anderson ranks 110Before him are Lucas Papademos, David Helfgott, Walter Röhrl, Anne Wiazemsky, Marisa Berenson, and Jerzy Popiełuszko. After him are Hou Hsiao-hsien, Marc Bolan, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Robert Cailliau, Muhyiddin Yassin, and Gyanendra of Nepal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Anderson ranks 1,297 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Faurisson (1929), Gordon Ramsay (1966), Jon Anderson (1944), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Colin Dexter (1930), and David Warner (1941). After him are James Black (1924), Stephen Fry (1957), Richard Adams (1920), Rosemary Harris (1927), James Mirrlees (1936), and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ian Anderson ranks 75Before him are John Entwistle (1944), Dave Murray (1956), Bill Ward (1948), Jack Bruce (1943), Adrian Smith (1957), and Mick Taylor (1949). After him are Andy Summers (1942), Martin Gore (1961), Bernie Taupin (1950), George Young (1946), Greg Lake (1947), and Janick Gers (1957).