Mel Collins

1947 - Today

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Melvyn Desmond Collins (born 5 September 1947, Isle of Man) is a British saxophonist, flautist and session musician. Collins is perhaps best known for his work in progressive rock, having been a member of King Crimson on two occasions (the first from 1970 to 1972 and the second from 2013 to the present day) and having played with Camel, the Alan Parsons Project and Chris Squire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Collins has received more than 322,034 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Mel Collins is the 1,023rd most popular musician (down from 996th in 2019), the 2,775th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,657th in 2019) and the 166th most popular British Musician.

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  • 60.57

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Mel Collins ranks 1,023 out of 2,675Before him are Larry Carlton, Carlo Alfredo Piatti, Åse Kleveland, José María Ventura Casas, Clark Terry, and Scott Travis. After him are Selda Bağcan, David Bryan, Angélique Kidjo, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Zoltán Kocsis, and Simon Wright.

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Among people born in 1947, Mel Collins ranks 318Before him are Aram I, Apasra Hongsakula, Peer Steinbrück, Frédéric Mitterrand, Ján Pivarník, and Hitoshi Igarashi. After him are László Fazekas, Samuel Schmid, José Luis Cuerda, George Kobayashi, Afeni Shakur, and Franco Trappoli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mel Collins ranks 2,775 out of 6,924Before him are Hermione Baddeley (1906), Graham Swift (1949), Peter Phillips (1977), Mary Ure (1933), Derek Warwick (1954), and Martin Amis (1949). After him are Ælfheah of Canterbury (954), Caroline Goodall (1959), Grace Aguilar (1816), John Lennox (1943), Konstantinos Paspatis (1878), and Henry Travers (1874).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Mel Collins ranks 166Before him are Jimmy Bain (1947), Anthony Phillips (1951), Dick Parry (1942), Peter Grant (1935), Phil Manzanera (1951), and Geoff Emerick (1945). After him are Simon Wright (1963), Phil Campbell (1961), Phil Taylor (1954), Paul Simonon (1955), Dennis Stratton (1952), and Chris Barber (1930).