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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, Leicestershire, 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 11,430,662 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. John Deacon is the 43rd most popular musician (up from 53rd in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 284th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Musician.

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

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  • 70.01

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  • 54

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  • 9.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, John Deacon ranks 43 out of 2,662Before him are Giuseppe Tartini, Maria Anna Mozart, Ronnie James Dio, Brian Jones, Maurice Gibb, and Benny Andersson. After him are B.B. King, Sting, Lemmy, Vladimir Horowitz, Brian Wilson, and Bruce Springsteen.

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Among people born in 1951, John Deacon ranks 2Before him is Robin Williams. After him are Ilona Staller, Sting, Phil Collins, Louis van Gaal, Kurt Russell, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Santiago Calatrava, Stellan Skarsgård, and Mohamed Morsi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 225 out of 7,765Before him are Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Henry Morgan (1635), Harold Godwinson (1022), Margaret Tudor (1489), James V of Scotland (1512), and Julie Andrews (1935). After him are Jane Birkin (1946), Laurence Olivier (1907), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Sting (1951), Alcuin (735), and Francis Galton (1822).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 16Before him are Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), and Brian Jones (1942). After him are Sting (1951), Lemmy (1945), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), and Ritchie Blackmore (1945).