Jimmie Nicol

1939 - Today

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James George Nicol (born 3 August 1939) is an English drummer and business entrepreneur. He is best known for temporarily replacing Ringo Starr in the Beatles for a series of concerts during the height of 'Beatlemania' in 1964, elevating him from relative obscurity to worldwide fame and then back again in the space of a fortnight. Nicol had hoped that his association with the Beatles would greatly enhance his career but instead found that the spotlight moved away from him once Starr returned to the group, and in 1965 his subsequent lack of commercial success culminated in bankruptcy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmie Nicol has received more than 516,086 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jimmie Nicol is the 1,164th most popular musician, the 3,101st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 189th most popular British Musician.

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  • 15

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  • 2.68

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Among musicians, Jimmie Nicol ranks 1,164 out of 2,675Before him are John McVie, Tony Williams, Mick Jones, D. J. Fontana, Herb Ellis, and Jukka Nevalainen. After him are Sonny Clark, Arthur De Greef, Bart Berman, Efrem Zimbalist, Charlie Byrd, and Nuno Bettencourt.

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Among people born in 1939, Jimmie Nicol ranks 316Before him are Abdullah Ensour, Lido Vieri, Theo Waigel, William Eggleston, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and Sushil Koirala. After him are Richard Posner, Yves Boisset, Osvaldo Hurtado, Samih al-Qasim, Sandro Lopopolo, and Arkady Luxemburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jimmie Nicol ranks 3,101 out of 6,924Before him are Linus Roache (1964), Steve McManaman (1972), Geoffrey Hinton (1947), Martin Peters (1943), William Henry Smyth (1788), and Trevor Taylor (1936). After him are Andy Cole (1971), Eddie Marsan (1968), Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester (1640), Charles Lee (1731), Frances Yates (1899), and Aneka (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Jimmie Nicol ranks 189Before him are Lita Ford (1958), Andrew Loog Oldham (1944), Jason Bonham (1966), Gerald Moore (1899), John McVie (1945), and Mick Jones (1955). After him are Geoff Downes (1952), Steven Wilson (1967), Peter Maxwell Davies (1934), Denny Laine (1944), Delia Derbyshire (1937), and Alan White (1949).