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Peter Banks

1947 - 2013

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Peter William Brockbanks (15 July 1947 – 7 March 2013), known professionally as Peter Banks, was a British guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. He was the original guitarist in the rock band Yes, and also the Syn, Flash, and Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Banks has received more than 576,137 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Banks is the 1,046th most popular musician (down from 890th in 2019), the 2,812th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,500th in 2019) and the 167th most popular British Musician.

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  • 580k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Peter Banks ranks 1,046 out of 2,662Before him are D'arcy Wretzky, Shura Cherkassky, Magne Furuholmen, Chris Barber, Sterling Morrison, and Steve Stevens. After him are Tamás Vásáry, Enrique Santos Discépolo, Susumu Hirasawa, Blackie Lawless, Gustavo Cerati, and Marcel Moyse.

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Among people born in 1947, Peter Banks ranks 350Before him are Björn Skifs, Rémi Brague, Jimmy Bain, Drew Gilpin Faust, Alain Bashung, and Benoît Jacquot. After him are Leland Sklar, Kiki Dee, Maria del Mar Bonet, Omar Larrosa, Aram I, and Sylvia Nasar. Among people deceased in 2013, Peter Banks ranks 242Before him are János Starker, Gerrie Mühren, Eric Ericson, Barry Jackson, Eydie Gormé, and Zhuang Zedong. After him are Nadir Afonso, Julien Ries, Antonio Roma, Anca Petrescu, Cayetano Ré, and Vlatko Marković.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Banks ranks 2,812 out of 7,765Before him are Rita Tushingham (1942), George Gissing (1857), Geoffrey Howe (1926), Hubert Parry (1848), Brian Blessed (1936), and Rosamund Clifford (1150). After him are Arthur Aikin (1773), Henry de Bracton (1210), Philip Henry Gosse (1810), Galyani Vadhana (1923), Stanley Baker (1928), and Richard Bright (1789).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Peter Banks ranks 167Before him are Ray Davies (1944), Martin Barre (1946), Paul Simonon (1955), Geoff Emerick (1945), Jimmy Bain (1947), and Chris Barber (1930). After him are Glen Matlock (1956), Dave Holland (1946), Phil Manzanera (1951), Johnny Clegg (1953), Roy Harper (1941), and Hank Marvin (1941).