John Deacon

1951 - Today

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John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is an English retired musician best known for being the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. He wrote several songs for the group, including Top 10 hits "You're My Best Friend", "Another One Bites the Dust" and "I Want to Break Free"; co-wrote "Under Pressure", "Friends Will Be Friends" and "One Vision"; and he was involved in the band's financial management. Deacon grew up in Oadby, Leicester playing bass guitar in a local band, The Opposition, before moving to study electronics at Chelsea College, London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Deacon has received more than 12,571,247 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). John Deacon is the 62nd most popular musician (down from 43rd in 2019), the 274th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 225th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Musician.

John Deacon is most famous for being a member of the British rock band Queen.

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  • 7.84

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  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, John Deacon ranks 62 out of 3,175Before him are Vladimir Horowitz, Brian Jones, Benny Andersson, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Cliff Burton, and Duke Ellington. After him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Björn Ulvaeus, Charlie Watts, Ritchie Blackmore, Django Reinhardt, and Mstislav Rostropovich.

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Among people born in 1951, John Deacon ranks 12Before him are Santiago Calatrava, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Phil Collins, Anatoly Karpov, Mohamed Morsi, and Stellan Skarsgård. After him are Romina Power, Geoffrey Rush, Claudio Ranieri, Bonnie Tyler, Michelle Bachelet, and Kurt Russell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 274 out of 8,785Before him are Liz Truss (1975), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Frank Whittle (1907), Jane Goodall (1934), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842). After him are Bede (672), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Tony Scott (1944), Roger Penrose (1931), and Andrew Carnegie (1835).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 21Before him are Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Syd Barrett (1946), Jimmy Page (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), and Brian Jones (1942). After him are Charlie Watts (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Robert Fripp (1946), Jon Lord (1941), Richard Wright (1943), and Angus Young (1955).