John Miles

1949 - 2021

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John Miles (born John Errington; 23 April 1949 – 5 December 2021) was an English rock singer, guitarist and keyboard player best known for his 1976 top 3 UK hit single "Music", which won an Ivor Novello Award, and his frequent appearances at Night of the Proms. He won the "Outstanding Musical Achievement" award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Miles has received more than 33,371 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. John Miles is the 748th most popular musician, the 2,186th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 134th most popular British Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 33k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, John Miles ranks 748 out of 3,175Before him are McCoy Tyner, Karol Mikuli, Eric Singer, Pierre Baillot, Christian Ferdinand Abel, and Rudolf Barshai. After him are Wanda Jackson, Marco Uccellini, Jim Croce, Peter Machajdík, Frank Beard, and Pink Anderson.

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Among people born in 1949, John Miles ranks 230Before him are John Illsley, Judith Light, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Zé Maria, Mikhail Boyarsky, and Bernd Eichinger. After him are Anders Arborelius, Nebojša Radmanović, Michael Richards, Frank Beard, Joaquín Sabina, and Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara. Among people deceased in 2021, John Miles ranks 213Before him are Jean-Pierre Adams, Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan, Leon Spinks, Ng Man-tat, Hilton Valentine, and Isadore Singer. After him are Koichi Sugiyama, Branko Mamula, Lars Norén, Clive Sinclair, Kjell Askildsen, and Marc Ferro.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Miles ranks 2,186 out of 8,785Before him are Eric Temple Bell (1883), Michael Adams (1971), Gerald of Wales (1146), Wilfred Owen (1893), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), and Bernard Williams (1929). After him are John Cleland (1709), John Paul Jones (1747), Lytton Strachey (1880), Bob Peck (1945), George Robert Waterhouse (1810), and Sherburne Wesley Burnham (1838).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Miles ranks 134Before him are Peter Hammill (1948), Liam Gallagher (1972), John Illsley (1949), Rick Astley (1966), Hilton Valentine (1943), and Steve Jones (1955). After him are Mick Box (1947), Carl Palmer (1950), Mick Fleetwood (1947), Allan Holdsworth (1946), Noel Redding (1945), and Al Stewart (1945).