Ian Gillan

1945 - Today

Ian Gillan

Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. He is the lead singer and lyricist for the rock band Deep Purple and is known for his powerful and wide-ranging singing voice, in particular his high pitched banshee screams. Initially influenced by Elvis Presley, Gillan started and fronted several local bands in the mid-1960s, and eventually joined Episode Six when their original singer left. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Gillan has received more than 1,939,497 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 81st most popular singer.

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  • 1.9M

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  • 64.86

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Ian Gillan ranks 81 out of 3,001Before him are Carlos Gardel, Jon Bon Jovi, Karel Gott, Kate Bush, Klaus Meine, and Enrique Iglesias. After him are Prince, Robert Plant, France Gall, Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler, and Morrissey.

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Among people born in 1945, Ian Gillan ranks 25Before him are Daniel Ortega, Ritchie Blackmore, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Ehud Olmert, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Björn Ulvaeus. After him are Goldie Hawn, Neil Young, Moshe Katsav, Mircea Lucescu, Dési Bouterse, and Slobodan Praljak.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Gillan ranks 399 out of 5,347Before him are Graham Hill (1929), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Smith (1580), Ben Jonson (1572), and David Niven (1910). After him are David Beckham (1975), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), John Edward Gray (1800), Vivienne Westwood (1941), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), and Edward the Confessor (1003).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Ian Gillan ranks 12Before him are Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Rod Stewart (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Marianne Faithfull (1946), George Michael (1963), and Kate Bush (1958). After him are Robert Plant (1948), Morrissey (1959), Peter Gabriel (1950), Tom Jones (1940), Bruce Dickinson (1958), and Annie Lennox (1954).