John Entwistle

1944 - 2002

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John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English musician who was the bassist for the rock band the Who. Entwistle's music career spanned over four decades. Nicknamed "The Ox" and "Thunderfingers", he was the band's only member with formal musical training and also provided backing and occasional lead vocals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Entwistle has received more than 4,382,361 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). John Entwistle is the 355th most popular musician (up from 362nd in 2019), the 1,236th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,248th in 2019) and the 71st most popular British Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.4M

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  • 57.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year John Entwistle has had the most page views in the with 543,760 views, followed by German (49,818), and French (39,223). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (850.00%), Galician (116.25%), and Catalan (74.22%)


Among musicians, John Entwistle ranks 355 out of 3,175Before him are Moby, Ram Narayan, Bo Diddley, Peggy Lee, Isaac Hayes, and David Crosby. After him are Jack Bruce, Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Tipton, Maurice André, Michel Polnareff, and Alan Menken.

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Among people born in 1944, John Entwistle ranks 146Before him are Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Ron Huldai, Willem van Hanegem, Christian Boltanski, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Chung Hong-won. After him are Jan Guillou, James Heckman, Michel Polnareff, Alice Walker, Oleg Yankovsky, and Mary Robinson. Among people deceased in 2002, John Entwistle ranks 70Before him are Erwin Chargaff, Joaquín Balaguer, Cyrus Vance, Roberto Matta, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, and Peggy Lee. After him are Velibor Vasović, Geraldine of Albania, François Périer, Sohn Kee-chung, Yousuf Karsh, and Uziel Gal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 1,236 out of 8,785Before him are Frances Shand Kydd (1936), Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855), John Hunter (1728), James Faulkner (1948), Joseph Banks (1743), and Robert Faurisson (1929). After him are Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1869), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883), William McDougall (1871), Ebenezer Howard (1850), Anthony Daniels (1946), and Gildas (500).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 71Before him are Nicko McBrain (1952), Don Airey (1948), Stevie Young (1956), John McLaughlin (1942), George Young (1946), and Dave Murray (1956). After him are Jack Bruce (1943), Glenn Tipton (1947), Denny Laine (1944), Andy Fletcher (1961), Ginger Baker (1939), and Adrian Smith (1957).