Joe Meek

1929 - 1967

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Robert George "Joe" Meek (5 April 1929 – 3 February 1967) was an English record producer, sound engineer and songwriter who pioneered space age and experimental pop music. He also assisted in the development of recording practices like overdubbing, sampling and reverberation.Meek is considered one of the most influential sound engineers of all time, being one of the first to develop ideas such as the recording studio as an instrument, and becoming one of the first producers to be recognised for his individual identity as an artist.Charting singles Meek produced for other artists include "Johnny Remember Me" (John Leyton, 1961), "Just Like Eddie" (Heinz, 1963), "Angela Jones" (Michael Cox, 1960), "Have I the Right?" (the Honeycombs, 1964), and "Tribute to Buddy Holly" (Mike Berry, 1961). The Tornados' instrumental "Telstar" (1962), written and produced by Meek, became the first record by a British rock group to reach number one in the US Hot 100. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Meek has received more than 1,017,689 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Joe Meek is the 2,099th most popular musician (down from 2,006th in 2019), the 5,299th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,963rd in 2019) and the 350th most popular British Musician.

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  • 42.33

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Joe Meek has had the most page views in the with 112,166 views, followed by German (4,501), and Spanish (3,036). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (166.91%), Malagasy (124.31%), and Norwegian (Nynorsk) (26.12%)


Among musicians, Joe Meek ranks 2,099 out of 3,175Before him are Konstrakta, Mike Starr, Rudolf Koelman, Sarah McLachlan, Clifford Jordan, and Constant Lambert. After him are Debbie Gibson, Eddie Condon, Lorenz Hart, Yip Harburg, Tom Scholz, and Post Malone.

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Among people born in 1929, Joe Meek ranks 503Before him are William E. Thornton, Ursula Knab, Henry Proctor, Ottó Boros, Dick Button, and Branko Grünbaum. After him are Ferenc Mohácsi, Jiří Hledík, James H. Billington, Jerry Adler, Ann Robinson, and Johnny Ace. Among people deceased in 1967, Joe Meek ranks 268Before him are Guillermo Lovell, Donald Campbell, Guillermo Douglas, Tilly Edinger, Ian Raby, and Nathaniel Cartmell. After him are Art Langley, Anders Hylander, Carl Kempe, Alice Lake, Alexander Aitken, and Grace Cunard.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Meek ranks 5,299 out of 8,785Before him are George Peacock (1791), Ron Staniforth (1924), Darren Shahlavi (1972), Harriet Harman (1950), Constant Lambert (1905), and Dorothy Richardson (1873). After him are Sophia Myles (1980), Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873), Derek Taylor (1932), Keiran Lee (1984), William Nicholson (1872), and Janet Munro (1934).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Joe Meek ranks 350Before him are Nick Lowe (1949), Paul Oakenfold (1963), Brian Bennett (1940), Terry Chimes (1956), Andy Taylor (1961), and Constant Lambert (1905). After him are Jimmy McCulloch (1953), John Evan (1948), Goldie (1965), Ray Cooper (1947), Dee Palmer (1937), and Steve Lillywhite (1955).