Luke Kelly

1940 - 1984

Luke Kelly

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luke Kelly has received more than 729,485 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,246th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 730k

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  • 42.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Luke Kelly ranks 1,253 out of 3,001Before him are Chris Fehn, Nilüfer, Gangubai Hangal, Tony Martin, Tom Verlaine, and Despina Vandi. After him are Macklemore, Joy Fleming, Tijana Dapčević, Layal Abboud, Paloma San Basilio, and Patti Austin.

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Among people born in 1940, Luke Kelly ranks 319Before him are Johnny Nash, Michael Ruse, Berit Mørdre, Russell Banks, Anita Bryant, and Jimmy Ellis. After him are Joe Torre, Pauli Nevala, Richard Attwood, Carol Heiss, Walter Alvarez, and David Gates. Among people deceased in 1984, Luke Kelly ranks 159Before him are Aldo Donati, Martín Marculeta, Adalbert Steiner, Simón Lecue, Ólafur Jóhannesson, and Ken Carpenter. After him are Johnnie Parsons, Mary Miles Minter, Mark Kac, Janaki Ammal, Max Newman, and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Luke Kelly ranks 205 out of 366Before him are Damien Rice (1973), Barney McKenna (1939), Victor Herbert (1859), Caitriona Balfe (1979), Pat O'Callaghan (1906), and Tom Crean (1877). After him are Robert Sheehan (1988), Tom Kiely (1869), Peter Sutherland (1946), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821), Owen Moore (1886), and Colm Tóibín (1955).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Luke Kelly ranks 6Before him are Enya (1961), Bob Geldof (1951), Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Damien Rice (1973), and Barney McKenna (1939). After him are Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964), Niall Horan (1993), Charlie McGettigan (1950), Glen Hansard (1970), Andrea Corr (1974), and Stephen Gately (1976).