Pete Best

1941 - Today

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Randolph Peter Best (né Scanland; born 24 November 1941) is an English musician known as the drummer of the English rock band the Beatles immediately before the band achieved worldwide fame. Fired from the group in 1962 after playing drums as a Beatle for the previous two years in Germany and England, he started his own band, the Pete Best Four. He later joined and started many other bands over the years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pete Best has received more than 3,329,725 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Pete Best is the 124th most popular musician (down from 103rd in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from India (down from 55th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Indian Musician.

Pete Best is most famous for being the original drummer for the Beatles.

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  • 3.3M

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  • 72.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 49

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  • 4.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Pete Best ranks 124 out of 2,675Before him are James Last, Till Lindemann, Fritz Kreisler, Tony Iommi, Don Shirley, and Compay Segundo. After him are Arnaut Daniel, Ray Manzarek, Chris Slade, Malcolm Young, Jascha Heifetz, and Nam June Paik.

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Among people born in 1941, Pete Best ranks 41Before him are Gheorghe Zamfir, Vivienne Westwood, Wolfgang Petersen, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Ritchie Valens, and Paul Anka. After him are Mahmoud Darwish, Ivan Gašparovič, Jordi Savall, Jürgen Prochnow, Anne Rice, and Ivica Osim.

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In India

Among people born in India, Pete Best ranks 68 out of 1,227Before him are Ravi Shankar (1920), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Aśvaghoṣa (80), and Harsha (590). After him are Nathuram Godse (1910), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Śuddhodana (-590), Ronald Ross (1857), and Sher Shah Suri (1486).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Pete Best ranks 4Before him are Amir Khusrow (1253), Cliff Richard (1940), and Ravi Shankar (1920). After him are Ram Narayan (1927), Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Christian Zacharias (1950), Barry Hay (1948), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), and Mehdi Hassan (1927).