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Ian Gillan

1945 - Today

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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. He first found widespread commercial success after joining Deep Purple in 1969. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Gillan has received more than 2,026,668 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ian Gillan is the 69th most popular singer (up from 82nd in 2019), the 378th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 399th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Singer.

Ian Gillan is most famous for being the lead singer for the rock band Deep Purple.

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  • 2.0M

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  • 74.38

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Ian Gillan ranks 69 out of 3,541. Before him are The Notorious B.I.G., Víctor Jara, Rod Stewart, George Michael, 50 Cent, and Anna Magdalena Bach. After him are Billie Holiday, Johnny Hallyday, Florence Foster Jenkins, Karel Gott, Bonnie Tyler, and Fairuz.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1945, Ian Gillan ranks 25Before him are Daniel Ortega, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Lemmy, Björn Ulvaeus, Rod Stewart, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After him are Ehud Olmert, Goldie Hawn, Mia Farrow, Priscilla Presley, Dean Koontz, and Moshe Katsav.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Gillan ranks 378 out of 6,924. Before him are William Godwin (1756), Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Carlyle (1795), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), George Eliot (1819), and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887). After him are D. H. Lawrence (1885), Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), Robert Walpole (1676), John Everett Millais (1829), and Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Ian Gillan ranks 10Before him are Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Joe Cocker (1944), Phil Collins (1951), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Rod Stewart (1945), and George Michael (1963). After him are Bonnie Tyler (1951), Robert Plant (1948), Morrissey (1959), Kate Bush (1958), Peter Gabriel (1950), and Annie Lennox (1954).