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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 1,110,860 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Luke Kelly is the 1,335th most popular singer (down from 1,298th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 219th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 1.1M

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  • 45.72

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  • 20

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  • 2.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Luke Kelly ranks 1,335 out of 3,528Before him are Chad Kroeger, Greetje Kauffeld, Randy Meisner, Hadise, Anita Bryant, and Mary Garden. After him are Alissa White-Gluz, Conway Twitty, Sam Smith, Bobby Vee, Natalie Dessay, and Gloria Jones.

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Among people born in 1940, Luke Kelly ranks 381Before him are Karin Baal, Fred Hansen, Donna Mills, Mario Zanin, Anita Bryant, and Donald Wuerl. After him are George Adams, Tim Severin, James Brady, Gianni De Michelis, Mukhu Aliyev, and Kurt Ahrens Jr.. Among people deceased in 1984, Luke Kelly ranks 179Before him are Ken Carpenter, Leopold Lindtberg, Martín Marculeta, Toivo Loukola, K. D. Jadhav, and May McAvoy. After him are Johnnie Parsons, Anders Haugen, Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Víctor Avendaño, Adalbert Steiner, and Joseph Gonzales.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Luke Kelly ranks 222 out of 501Before him are Joe Kelly (1913), Kathleen Antonelli (1921), Robert McClure (1807), John Philip Holland (1840), Lena Rice (1866), and Michael Scott (1959). After him are William McGonagall (1825), William Henry Harvey (1811), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821), Eoin Colfer (1965), J. B. Bury (1861), and Patrick Ryan (1881).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

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