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 802,685 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Luke Kelly is the 1,301st most popular singer (down from 1,254th in 2019), the 219th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 205th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 800k

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  • 57.65

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  • 20

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  • 1.91

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  • 3.63

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Among singers, Luke Kelly ranks 1,301 out of 3,541. Before him are Jenni Rivera, Ani Lorak, Andreas Scholl, In-Grid, Randy Meisner, and Alison Moyet. After him are Barbara Bonney, Jon Secada, Jørn Lande, Rob Pilatus, Urszula Dudziak, and Andy Bell.

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Among people born in 1940, Luke Kelly ranks 379Before him are Joe Torre, Donald Wuerl, Friedel Rausch, Michael Ruse, Roy Ayers, and Manuel Esquivel. After him are Wolfgang Paul, Wolfgang Clement, Billy McNeill, Patrick Leahy, Győző Kulcsár, and Nicolae Martinescu. Among people deceased in 1984, Luke Kelly ranks 181Before him are Simón Lecue, Estelle Winwood, Yvon Petra, Janaki Ammal, Max Newman, and Liam O'Flaherty. After him are William Keighley, Henry Wilcoxon, Pentti Hämäläinen, Walter Tevis, Carl Foreman, and Neil Hamilton.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Luke Kelly ranks 219 out of 460. Before him are Liam Cosgrave (1920), Willoughby Hamilton (1864), Barney McKenna (1939), Wolfe Tone (1763), Owen Moore (1886), and Liam O'Flaherty (1896). After him are Stuart Townsend (1972), Evanna Lynch (1991), Arthur Johnson (1879), Eoin Colfer (1965), Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964), and Peter Sutherland (1946).

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), Andrea Corr (1974), Nicky Byrne (1978), Róisín Murphy (1973), and Christy Moore (1945).