MUSICIAN

Keith Richards

1943 - Today

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Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, songwriter, singer and record producer who is an original member, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones. His songwriting partnership with the band's lead vocalist Mick Jagger is one of the most successful in history. His career spans over six decades, and his guitar playing style has been a trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the band's career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Keith Richards has received more than 15,780,985 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Keith Richards is the 35th most popular musician (down from 27th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Musician.

Keith Richards is most famous for being a founding member of the Rolling Stones, and for his guitar playing.

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  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Keith Richards ranks 35 out of 3,175Before him are Roger Waters, Maurice Gibb, Arthur Rubinstein, Pete Townshend, Alexander Glazunov, and Frank Zappa. After him are Giuseppe Tartini, Sting, David Gilmour, Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry, and André Rieu.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1943, Keith Richards ranks 19Before him are Vangelis, Sharon Tate, Roger Waters, Griselda Blanco, Albano Carrisi, and Joe Pesci. After him are Sadako Sasaki, Ben Kingsley, Louise Glück, Christopher Walken, Elena Ferrante, and Joseph Stiglitz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Keith Richards ranks 203 out of 8,785Before him are William Golding (1911), James Chadwick (1891), John Wycliffe (1324), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), and Henry I of England (1068). After him are Judi Dench (1934), Joe Cocker (1944), Anne Brontë (1820), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Sting (1951), and David Gilmour (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Keith Richards ranks 14Before him are Mark Knopfler (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), Roger Waters (1943), and Pete Townshend (1945). After him are Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Syd Barrett (1946), Jimmy Page (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), and Brian Jones (1942).