Pete Burns

1959 - 2016

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Peter Jozzeppi Burns (5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and television personality. In 1979 he founded the band Nightmares In Wax; in 1980 changes were made to the band's line-up and the name was changed to Dead or Alive. Burns was the group's vocalist and songwriter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pete Burns has received more than 4,747,619 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Pete Burns is the 911th most popular musician (down from 739th in 2019), the 2,537th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,138th in 2019) and the 151st most popular British Musician.

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  • 3.42

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Among musicians, Pete Burns ranks 911 out of 2,675Before him are Carl Cox, Ludacris, Grant Green, Amy Lee, Eduard Nápravník, and Dave Lombardo. After him are Marky Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Evgeny Kissin, George Duke, Doug Clifford, and Brian Connolly.

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Among people born in 1959, Pete Burns ranks 133Before him are Steven Knight, Vazgen Sargsyan, Aidan Quinn, Michael Kors, Patrick Bruel, and Gilmar Rinaldi. After him are Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Majid Majidi, Erhard Loretan, Sigmar Gabriel, Erwin Vandenbergh, and The Ultimate Warrior. Among people deceased in 2016, Pete Burns ranks 218Before him are Željko Čajkovski, Ioannis Grivas, William Trevor, Raoul Coutard, Pierre Étaix, and Naná Vasconcelos. After him are Jan Němec, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Paulo Evaristo Arns, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Patty Duke, and Jadranka Stojaković.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Pete Burns ranks 2,537 out of 6,924Before him are Donald Crisp (1882), Peggy Ashcroft (1907), Thomas Digges (1546), Richard Hooker (1554), James Paget (1814), and Jackie Collins (1937). After him are Edward Blyth (1810), Ronald Neame (1911), Venetia Burney (1918), Robert Hugh Benson (1871), Michael Green (1946), and Sally Potter (1949).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Pete Burns ranks 151Before him are Mick Box (1947), Johnny Clegg (1953), Noel Redding (1945), Mick Fleetwood (1947), Peter Banks (1947), and Carl Cox (1962). After him are Brian Connolly (1945), John Illsley (1949), Würzel (1949), Philip Catherine (1942), Adam Clayton (1960), and George Shearing (1919).

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