Ken Hensley

1945 - 2020

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Kenneth William David Hensley (24 August 1945 – 4 November 2020) was an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970s.He wrote or co-wrote the majority of Uriah Heep's songs during this period, including the hit singles "Lady in Black" (on which he sang lead vocals), "Easy Livin'" and "Stealin'", as well as "Look at Yourself", and "Free Me". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Hensley has received more than 668,918 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ken Hensley is the 330th most popular musician (down from 266th in 2019), the 1,150th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 935th in 2019) and the 68th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Ken Hensley ranks 330 out of 2,675Before him are Johnny Ramone, Dionisio Aguado y García, PJ Harvey, Peggy Lee, Ry Cooder, and Valery Gergiev. After him are Tony Allen, Tiësto, Alice Herz-Sommer, Nikolai Kapustin, Clara Rockmore, and Steve Vai.

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Among people born in 1945, Ken Hensley ranks 91Before him are Patch Adams, Türkan Şoray, Lee Jong-wook, Go Nagai, Moncef Marzouki, and Tammam Salam. After him are Wim Suurbier, Joël Robuchon, George Miller, Linda Lee Cadwell, Elis Regina, and Yuen Woo-ping. Among people deceased in 2020, Ken Hensley ranks 125Before him are Miloš Jakeš, Stuart Whitman, Astrid Kirchherr, Amadeo Carrizo, Amadou Toumani Touré, and Jack Welch. After him are Vladica Popović, Hamed Karoui, Tony Allen, Wim Suurbier, Nikolai Kapustin, and Juan Marsé.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Hensley ranks 1,150 out of 6,924Before him are Mungo Park (1771), John Austin (1790), Carol Reed (1906), Twiggy (1949), Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721), and Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881). After him are Olave Baden-Powell (1889), John Stewart Bell (1928), Rod Evans (1947), Simon Stock (1164), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), and Oldfield Thomas (1858).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ken Hensley ranks 68Before him are Wallace Hartley (1878), Nicko McBrain (1952), Don Airey (1948), John McLaughlin (1942), Geezer Butler (1949), and PJ Harvey (1969). After him are John Entwistle (1944), Dave Murray (1956), Bill Ward (1948), Jack Bruce (1943), Adrian Smith (1957), and Mick Taylor (1949).