John Lydon

1956 - Today

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John Joseph Lydon (; born 31 January 1956), also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of the late-1970s British punk band the Sex Pistols, which lasted from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL), which he founded and fronted from 1978 until 1993, and again since 2009. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lydon has received more than 4,242,556 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). John Lydon is the 260th most popular singer (up from 292nd in 2019), the 1,102nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,145th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Singer.

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  • 3.96

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Among singers, John Lydon ranks 260 out of 3,541Before him are Georg Ots, Umberto Tozzi, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Connie Francis, and Psy. After him are Barbara, Anthony Kiedis, Giuseppina Strepponi, Eartha Kitt, Franzl Lang, and C. C. Catch.

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Among people born in 1956, John Lydon ranks 44Before him are Marc Dutroux, Zbigniew Boniek, Kim Cattrall, Ingemar Stenmark, Michael Connelly, and David Caruso. After him are Imelda Staunton, Park Won-soon, Patricia Cornwell, Dave Murray, Carlo Urbani, and Michael Biehn.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lydon ranks 1,102 out of 6,924Before him are Keira Knightley (1985), Lilian, Princess of Réthy (1916), William the Lion (1142), Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), and Joseph Needham (1900). After him are Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), Prince Michael of Kent (1942), Joseph Banks (1743), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), and David Icke (1952).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, John Lydon ranks 33Before him are Peter Green (1946), Rob Halford (1951), Shirley Bassey (1937), Robbie Williams (1974), Dave Gahan (1962), and Van Morrison (1945). After him are Rod Evans (1947), Dusty Springfield (1939), Glenn Hughes (1951), Victoria Beckham (1974), David Byron (1947), and Boy George (1961).

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