Johnny Clegg

1953 - 2019

Johnny Clegg

Jonathan Paul Clegg, OBE, OIS (7 June 1953 – 16 July 2019) was a South African musician, singer-songwriter, dancer, anthropologist and anti-apartheid activist, some of whose work was in musicology focused on the music of indigenous South African peoples. His band Juluka began as a duo with Sipho Mchunu, and was the first group in the South African apartheid-era with a white man and a black man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Clegg has received more than 772,433 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 406th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 770k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Johnny Clegg ranks 406 out of 2,258Before him are Varg Vikernes, Pat Metheny, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Jack Bruce, Tansen, and Tico Torres. After him are Sérgio Mendes, Sia, Mischa Maisky, Joe Strummer, Cannonball Adderley, and Stevie Young.

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Among people born in 1953, Johnny Clegg ranks 75Before him are Najib Razak, Loalwa Braz, David Morse, Alpha Blondy, William Petersen, and Tico Torres. After him are Ciarán Hinds, Claudio Gentile, Hans Krankl, Michael J. Sandel, Mary Steenburgen, and László Bölöni. Among people deceased in 2019, Johnny Clegg ranks 111Before him are Sylvia Miles, Dimitar Dobrev, Larry Cohen, Dr. John, Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, and Charlie Whiting. After him are Claude Goretta, Chelo Alonso, Isacio Calleja, Sergei Yursky, Édith Scob, and Gene Wolfe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Johnny Clegg ranks 1,369 out of 5,347Before him are Charlie Whiting (1952), Frank Oz (1944), John Alcock (1892), Josiah Wedgwood (1730), David Ogilvy (1911), and P. F. Strawson (1919). After him are Ciarán Hinds (1953), John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford (1389), Evelyn De Morgan (1855), William Sealy Gosset (1876), Charles Frederick Worth (1825), and John Webster (1578).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Johnny Clegg ranks 78Before him are Steve Hackett (1950), Dave Murray (1956), Mick Taylor (1949), Adrian Smith (1957), Roger Hodgson (1950), and Jack Bruce (1943). After him are Stevie Young (1956), Bob Klose (1945), John Entwistle (1944), Greg Lake (1947), Chris Martin (1977), and Donovan (1946).