Luke Kelly

1940 - 1984

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Luke Kelly (17 November 1940 – 30 January 1984) was an Irish singer, folk musician and actor from Dublin, Ireland. Born into a working-class household in Dublin city, Kelly moved to England in his late teens and by his early 20s had become involved in a folk music revival. Returning to Dublin in the 1960s, he is noted as a founding member of the band The Dubliners in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luke Kelly has received more than 1,324,565 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Luke Kelly is the 1,122nd most popular singer (up from 1,327th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Ireland (up from 221st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 49.49

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  • 22

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  • 2.41

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  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Luke Kelly ranks 1,122 out of 4,381Before him are Jimmie Rodgers, Nicole, Conchita Supervía, Viorica Ursuleac, Sam Smith, and Yuri Shevchuk. After him are María Dolores Pradera, Peter Sinfield, Marcel Amont, Chris Farlowe, Viktor Lazlo, and Travis Scott.

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Among people born in 1940, Luke Kelly ranks 310Before him are Arthur Laffer, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Amjad Khan, Claus Offe, Léon Semmeling, and Vincenzo Cerami. After him are Jorma Kaukonen, Chris Farlowe, Alberto Gallardo, Godfrey Reggio, Mary Ellen Mark, and Reinhard Bonnke. Among people deceased in 1984, Luke Kelly ranks 157Before him are Grete Hermann, Joan Lindsay, Marcel Moyse, Peter Walker, Fulvio Bernardini, and Claude Chevalley. After him are Kurt Martti Wallenius, Niyazi, Kenneth Arnold, Wolfgang Staudte, Max Newman, and Yuri Vizbor.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Luke Kelly ranks 181 out of 549Before him are Catald (700), Pat McDonald (1878), Seán O'Casey (1880), Maeve Binchy (1939), William Trevor (1928), and Colm Tóibín (1955). After him are Jason O'Mara (1972), Richard Kirwan (1733), Joshua Pim (1869), Richard Steele (1672), Tom Moore (1883), and Shelley McNamara (1952).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Luke Kelly ranks 4Before him are Enya (1961), Bob Geldof (1951), and Sinéad O'Connor (1966). After him are Barney McKenna (1939), Charlie McGettigan (1950), Stephen Gately (1976), Christy Moore (1945), Róisín Murphy (1973), Nicky Byrne (1978), Damien Rice (1973), and Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964).