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Jimmy Bain

1947 - 2016

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James Stewart Bain (19 December 1947 – 23 January 2016) was a Scottish musician, best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Bain has received more than 650,879 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Jimmy Bain is the 1,037th most popular musician (down from 975th in 2019), the 2,791st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,652nd in 2019) and the 165th most popular British Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 650k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Jimmy Bain ranks 1,037 out of 2,662Before him are Mike Bloomfield, Patti Scialfa, Julius Klengel, Aphex Twin, Eric Ericson, and Buddy Bolden. After him are Tony Williams, Billy Cox, D'arcy Wretzky, Shura Cherkassky, Magne Furuholmen, and Chris Barber.

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Among people born in 1947, Jimmy Bain ranks 346Before him are İlber Ortaylı, Bunny Wailer, Viktor Yerofeyev, Herbert Mullin, Björn Skifs, and Rémi Brague. After him are Drew Gilpin Faust, Alain Bashung, Benoît Jacquot, Peter Banks, Leland Sklar, and Kiki Dee. Among people deceased in 2016, Jimmy Bain ranks 246Before him are Ioannis Grivas, Ken Adam, Pierre Étaix, Paulo Evaristo Arns, Lupita Tovar, and Manfred Krug. After him are Turgay Şeren, László Sárosi, Kigeli V of Rwanda, Susana Duijm, Óscar Humberto Mejía Víctores, and Jamshid Amouzegar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Bain ranks 2,791 out of 7,765Before him are John Wilkinson (1728), Mick Jackson (1943), Thomas Wedgwood (1771), Lesley-Anne Down (1954), Mary Renault (1905), and Lambert Simnel (1477). After him are Henry Maitland Wilson (1881), Richard O'Brien (1942), Harry Styles (1994), Effie Gray (1828), Nevile Henderson (1882), and Gary Neville (1975).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Jimmy Bain ranks 165Before him are Phil Campbell (1961), Simon Le Bon (1958), Ray Davies (1944), Martin Barre (1946), Paul Simonon (1955), and Geoff Emerick (1945). After him are Chris Barber (1930), Peter Banks (1947), Glen Matlock (1956), Dave Holland (1946), Phil Manzanera (1951), and Johnny Clegg (1953).