Kevin Ayers

1944 - 2013

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Kevin Ayers (16 August 1944 – 18 February 2013) was an English singer-songwriter who was active in the English psychedelic music movement. Ayers was a founding member of the psychedelic band Soft Machine in the mid-1960s, and was closely associated with the Canterbury scene. He recorded a series of albums as a solo artist and over the years worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett, Bridget St John, John Cale, Elton John, Robert Wyatt, Andy Summers, Mike Oldfield, Nico and Ollie Halsall, among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kevin Ayers has received more than 536,795 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Kevin Ayers is the 740th most popular singer (down from 657th in 2019), the 2,372nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,119th in 2019) and the 85th most popular British Singer.

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Among singers, Kevin Ayers ranks 740 out of 3,541Before him are Edita Piekha, Marta Kubišová, Alexander Rybak, Marilyn Horne, Toby Keith, and Hugues Aufray. After him are Jackie Wilson, Carmen McRae, Mike Love, Elvira de Hidalgo, Jon Vickers, and Takeshi Kaneshiro.

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Among people born in 1944, Kevin Ayers ranks 267Before him are Marvin Hamlisch, Helena Rojo, George Baker, John Tavener, Wolfgang Weber, and Whitfield Diffie. After him are Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, Lena Nyman, Storm Thorgerson, David Rasche, Robert Hanssen, and Yury Romanenko. Among people deceased in 2013, Kevin Ayers ranks 207Before him are Józef Glemp, Shakuntala Devi, John Tavener, Saye Zerbo, Franca Rame, and Vlatko Marković. After him are János Starker, Storm Thorgerson, Dezső Gyarmati, Harry Reems, Robert N. Bellah, and Sarah Kirsch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Kevin Ayers ranks 2,372 out of 6,924Before him are Henry Ireton (1611), Llywelyn the Great (1173), William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst (1773), Rufus Sewell (1967), Maurice Evans (1901), and Renée Vivien (1877). After him are Ernest Bevin (1881), Harry Seeley (1839), Matthew Locke (1621), Douglas Bader (1910), Barry Morse (1918), and Mick Ronson (1946).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Kevin Ayers ranks 85Before him are Keith Flint (1969), Alfred Deller (1912), Alan Lancaster (1949), Peter Pears (1910), Paul Potts (1970), and Paul Young (1956). After him are Fish (1958), Graham Nash (1942), Blaze Bayley (1963), Dave Davies (1947), Elaine Paige (1948), and Midge Ure (1953).