John Martyn

1948 - 2009

John Martyn

Iain David McGeachy (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009), known professionally as John Martyn, was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Over a 40-year career, he released 23 studio albums, and received frequent critical acclaim. The Times described him as "an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues".Martyn began his career at age 17 as a key member of the British folk music scene, drawing inspiration from American blues and English traditional music, and signed with Island Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Martyn has received more than 967,454 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,370th most popular musician.

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  • 970k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, John Martyn ranks 1,373 out of 2,258Before him are Craig Jones, Jimmy Garrison, Richard Bonynge, Bev Bevan, Michael Nesmith, and Igor Cavalera. After him are Şehrazat, Eddie Kramer, Sammy Cahn, Cliff Edwards, Julieta Venegas, and Allen Collins.

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Among people born in 1948, John Martyn ranks 369Before him are Big John Studd, Deborah Shelton, Aleksandr Baryshnikov, Jovan Aćimović, Patrick Moraz, and Charles Maung Bo. After him are Ylli Bufi, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Vera Nikolić, Tommy Söderberg, Sgt. Slaughter, and John Gray. Among people deceased in 2009, John Martyn ranks 237Before him are Milan Rúfus, Stanley Jaki, Gangubai Hangal, George Russell, Gayatri Devi, and Hugh Hopper. After him are Ricardo Londoño, Jackie Pretorius, Erica Boyer, The Rev, Arturo Gatti, and Jacques Sylla.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Martyn ranks 3,405 out of 5,347Before him are William Sterndale Bennett (1816), Dele Alli (1996), Norman Hunter (1943), Cuth Harrison (1906), Jimmy Hogan (1882), and Bonnie Wright (1991). After him are Alex Pettyfer (1990), Terence Rattigan (1911), George Reid (1845), Stanley Holloway (1890), Marmaduke Pickthall (1875), and Kaya Scodelario (1992).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Martyn ranks 228Before him are Hugh Hopper (1945), Johnny Marr (1963), Kenney Jones (1948), Howard Jones (1955), Guy Fletcher (1960), and Bev Bevan (1944). After him are Gavin Harrison (1963), Jonny Greenwood (1971), Alex Turner (1986), Spike Edney (1951), Graham Gouldman (1946), and Lily Allen (1985).