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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 who was dismissed immediately prior to the band achieving 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 bands over the years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pete Best has received more than 3,971,368 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Pete Best is the 156th most popular musician (down from 124th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from India (down from 68th 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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  • 4.0M

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  • 62.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Pete Best ranks 156 out of 2,662Before him are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arnaut Daniel, Frank Farian, Giovanni Battista Martini, Joseph Joachim, and Claudio Arrau. After him are György Cziffra, Stan Getz, Don Cherry, Rudolf Schenker, Caetano Veloso, and Bono.

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Among people born in 1941, Pete Best ranks 62Before him are Jules A. Hoffmann, Abdelkader Bensalah, Roberto Carlos, Frank Farian, Dan Shechtman, and Otis Redding. After him are Ray Tomlinson, Milan Kučan, Franco Columbu, Paul Anka, Claudine Auger, and Igor Smirnov.

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In India

Among people born in India, Pete Best ranks 105 out of 1,493Before him are Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Maudgalyayana (-568), Bindusara (-320), Radha (null), and Syed Ahmad Khan (1817). After him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Basava (1134), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), and Ahmed Deedat (1918).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Pete Best ranks 4Before him are Amir Khusrow (1253), Ravi Shankar (1920), and Cliff Richard (1940). After him are Ram Narayan (1927), Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Barry Hay (1948), Christian Zacharias (1950), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), and Trilok Gurtu (1951).