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Ian McDonald

1946 - 2022

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Ian Richard McDonald (25 June 1946 – 9 February 2022) was an English multi-instrumentalist, best known as a founder member of the progressive rock band King Crimson in 1968, as well as the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976. McDonald began his music career as an army musician, where he learned the clarinet and taught himself music theory. He also taught himself to play flute, saxophone, guitar and piano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian McDonald has received more than 28,920 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ian McDonald is the 471st most popular musician (up from 1,066th in 2019), the 1,533rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,894th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular British Musician.

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  • 55.38

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

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Among musicians, Ian McDonald ranks 471 out of 2,662Before her are Robert Miles, Chucho Valdés, Jason Newsted, Bert Kaempfert, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Bronisław Huberman. After her are Salvatore Accardo, Dee Dee Ramone, Uli Jon Roth, Gato Barbieri, Jan Hammer, and Milton Nascimento.

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Among people born in 1946, Ian McDonald ranks 167Before her are Jesualdo Ferreira, Tina Aumont, Alejandro Toledo, Krister Henriksson, Alison Steadman, and Jan Kodeš. After her are Peter Sutcliffe, Sue Lyon, Joe Dante, Ahmed Faras, Jean-Pierre Jarier, and Tom Savini. Among people deceased in 2022, Ian McDonald ranks 121Before her are Evaristo Carvalho, Hermann Nitsch, Joseph Kittinger, Paula Rego, A. B. Yehoshua, and Paul Sorvino. After her are Michel Bouquet, Olavo de Carvalho, Eduard Kukan, Leonel Sánchez, Gal Costa, and Ronnie Spector.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian McDonald ranks 1,533 out of 7,765Before her are John Bowring (1792), Clarke Abel (1780), Ben Cross (1947), Cicely Saunders (1918), Henry Gray (1827), and Max Mallowan (1904). After her are Donald Maclean (1913), Channing Tatum (1980), Lulach (1030), Hubert Cecil Booth (1871), Peter Sutcliffe (1946), and George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ian McDonald ranks 92Before her are George Young (1946), Donovan (1946), Robert Wyatt (1945), Dick Taylor (1943), Bill Ward (1948), and Roger Hodgson (1950). After her are Steve Hackett (1950), Rick Davies (1944), Jeff Lynne (1947), Mitch Mitchell (1947), Vince Clarke (1960), and Steve Howe (1947).