John Deacon

1951 - Today

John Deacon

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 composed 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 was involved in the band's financial management. Deacon grew up in Oadby, Leicestershire, playing bass 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 8,550,902 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 41st most popular musician.

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  • 68.93

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  • 52

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  • 6.68

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  • 3.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, John Deacon ranks 42 out of 2,258Before him are Ronnie James Dio, Isaac Albéniz, Roger Taylor, Django Reinhardt, André Rieu, and Maria Anna Mozart. After him are Brian Wilson, Scatman John, Chet Baker, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Martha Argerich, and Bruce Springsteen.

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Among people born in 1951, John Deacon ranks 4Before him are Robin Williams, Phil Collins, and Sting. After him are Ilona Staller, Mohamed Morsi, Bonnie Tyler, Louis van Gaal, Santiago Calatrava, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, and Anatoly Karpov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 220 out of 5,347Before him are Robert Burns (1759), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Catherine Howard (1523), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Alcuin (735), and George Everest (1790). After him are Laurence Olivier (1907), Anthony Giddens (1938), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Joe Cocker (1944), and Anna Wintour (1949).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 14Before him are Eric Clapton (1945), Cat Stevens (1948), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), Sting (1951), and Roger Taylor (1949). After him are Jimmy Page (1944), Keith Richards (1943), Roger Waters (1943), David Gilmour (1946), Brian Jones (1942), and Lemmy (1945).