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Laurie Anderson

1947 - Today

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Laura Phillips Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. Initially trained in violin and sculpting, Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 1970s, focusing particularly on language, technology, and visual imagery. She became more widely known outside the art world when her single "O Superman" reached number two on the UK singles chart in 1981. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurie Anderson has received more than 1,406,585 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Laurie Anderson is the 573rd most popular musician (up from 576th in 2019), the 3,004th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,867th in 2019) and the 188th most popular American Musician.

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  • 64.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Laurie Anderson ranks 573 out of 2,675Before her are Billy Gibbons, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Dido, Rudolf Kempe, Vince Clarke, and T-Bone Walker. After her are Hillel Slovak, Elmore James, Clive Burr, Pierre Rode, David Crosby, and Mitch Mitchell.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Laurie Anderson ranks 171Before her are Jiro Taniguchi, Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Emmylou Harris, Su Tseng-chang, Martin Chalfie, and Jiří Kylián. After her are Noritaka Hidaka, Mitch Mitchell, Nick Castle, Larry David, Gunnar Staalesen, and Don Henley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Laurie Anderson ranks 3,004 out of 15,968Before her are Tracey Adams (1958), Melissa Gilbert (1964), Sam Giancana (1908), Harrison Ford (1884), Dean Jones (1931), and T-Bone Walker (1910). After her are Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), David Berkowitz (1953), Hal Moore (1922), Milton L. Humason (1891), and Chester Carlson (1906).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Laurie Anderson ranks 188Before her are Moondog (1916), Rufus Wainwright (1973), Horace Silver (1928), Scotty Moore (1931), Billy Gibbons (1949), and T-Bone Walker (1910). After her are Elmore James (1918), David Crosby (1941), Ron Carter (1937), Victor Young (1900), Max Roach (1924), and Jeff Buckley (1966).

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