Jeff Beck

1944 - 2023

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Geoffrey Arnold Beck (24 June 1944 – 10 January 2023) was an English guitarist. He rose to prominence as a member of the rock band the Yardbirds, and afterwards founded and fronted the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jeff Beck has received more than 11,262,474 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Jeff Beck is the 16th most popular musician (up from 32nd in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 188th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Musician.

Jeff Beck is most famous for being one of the best rock guitarists in the world. He has been a member of many famous bands, including The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

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  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Jeff Beck ranks 16 out of 3,175Before him are Bob Dylan, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, George Harrison, and Leonard Cohen. After him are Władysław Szpilman, Arcangelo Corelli, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Bon Scott, and Mark Knopfler.

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Among people born in 1944, Jeff Beck ranks 4Before him are Danny DeVito, Larry Ellison, and Gerhard Schröder. After him are Michael Douglas, George Lucas, Alexander Van der Bellen, Jairzinho, Rutger Hauer, Barry White, Reinhold Messner, and Ban Ki-moon. Among people deceased in 2023, Jeff Beck ranks 7Before him are Henry Kissinger, Silvio Berlusconi, Milan Kundera, Toto Cutugno, Tina Turner, and Gina Lollobrigida. After him are Michael Gambon, Constantine II of Greece, Bobby Charlton, Jane Birkin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and Giorgio Napolitano.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jeff Beck ranks 94 out of 8,785Before him are Henry VII of England (1457), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), John Napier (1550), Nicholas Winton (1909), Edward III of England (1312), and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758). After him are Walter Scott (1771), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Paul Dirac (1902), William Harvey (1578), T. E. Lawrence (1888), and David Livingstone (1813).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Jeff Beck ranks 5Before him are Paul McCartney (1942), John Lennon (1940), Elton John (1947), and George Harrison (1943). After him are Ringo Starr (1940), Bon Scott (1946), Mark Knopfler (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), and Roger Waters (1943).