Ian Hunter

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Ian Hunter is the stage name of Ian Hunter Patterson (born 3 June 1939), an English singer-songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974, and at the time of its 2009, 2013, and 2019 reunions. Hunter was a musician and songwriter before joining Mott the Hoople, and continued in this vein after he left the band. He embarked on a solo career despite ill health and disillusionment with commercial success, and often worked in collaboration with Mick Ronson, David Bowie's sideman and arranger from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars period.Mott the Hoople achieved some commercial success, and attracted a small but devoted fan base. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Hunter has received more than 55,354 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ian Hunter is the 933rd most popular singer (up from 1,059th in 2019), the 2,871st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,000th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular British Singer.

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  • 18

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  • 2.60

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  • 3.23

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Among singers, Ian Hunter ranks 933 out of 3,541Before her are Mango, Aino Ackté, Sandra Kim, Johnny Mathis, Betty Curtis, and Lucho Gatica. After her are Sumi Jo, Chiquito de la Calzada, Nora Brockstedt, Little Walter, Lenny Kuhr, and Chava Alberstein.

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Among people born in 1939, Ian Hunter ranks 289Before her are Donald Adamson, Jean-Pierre Chevènement, James Dunn, Melinda Dillon, Joe Clark, and Louise Lasser. After her are Mengálvio Pedro Figueiró, Chögyam Trungpa, Bob James, Yury Glazkov, Miroslav Cerar, and Klavdiya Boyarskikh.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Hunter ranks 2,871 out of 6,924Before her are Lawrence Oates (1880), Joseph Bramah (1748), Jim Sturgess (1978), Sol Campbell (1974), Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany (1739), and John Keegan (1934). After her are Steve Marriott (1947), Chris Barber (1930), Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (1621), Eleanor Farjeon (1881), Alexander Wilson (1766), and George Abecassis (1913).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Ian Hunter ranks 102Before her are Charli XCX (1992), Shane MacGowan (1957), Harry Styles (1994), Tony Martin (1957), Margaret Price (1941), and Mel B (1975). After her are Linda Martin (1952), Arthur Brown (1942), Clare Torry (1947), James Arthur (1988), Kiki Dee (1947), and Annie Ross (1930).

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