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Nigel Kennedy

1956 - Today

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Nigel Kennedy (born 28 December 1956) is an English violinist and violist. Discovered by Jimmy Savile on a British television series aged 11, his early career was primarily spent performing classical music, and he has since expanded into jazz, klezmer, and other music genres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nigel Kennedy has received more than 815,015 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nigel Kennedy is the 1,305th most popular musician (up from 1,446th in 2019), the 3,457th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,723rd in 2019) and the 213th most popular British Musician.

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  • 820k

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  • 46.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Nigel Kennedy ranks 1,305 out of 2,662Before him are Mike Patton, Urs Bühler, Kenny Drew, John Hammond, Brian Setzer, and Steve Aoki. After him are Richard Bonynge, Rhoma Irama, Karl Logan, Brad Whitford, Joe Hahn, and Oscar Pettiford.

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Among people born in 1956, Nigel Kennedy ranks 272Before him are Bernd Förster, Phyllis Logan, Milan Jelić, Isabel Pantoja, Ann Dowd, and Richard Kind. After him are Volodymyr Lytvyn, Michael Angelo Batio, Tim Daly, Kim Jong-hun, Jan Lammers, and Simon Tahamata.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nigel Kennedy ranks 3,457 out of 7,765Before him are Flora Sandes (1876), Albert Hill (1889), Hayley Mills (1946), John Richardson (1787), W. S. Gilbert (1836), and George W. Campbell (1769). After him are Harry Brearley (1871), Anthony Andrews (1948), Anna Massey (1937), Frank Hadow (1855), Anton Lesser (1952), and John Hopkinson (1849).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Nigel Kennedy ranks 213Before him are Clifford Curzon (1907), Alan White (1949), Liam Howlett (1971), John Mayhew (1947), Roy Thomas Baker (1946), and Michael Giles (1942). After him are Graham Gouldman (1946), Myra Hess (1890), Albert Lee (1943), Pete Doherty (1979), Jay Kay (1969), and Geoff Nicholls (1948).