Peter Steele

1962 - 2010

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Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010), known professionally as Peter Steele, was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and composer of the gothic metal band Type O Negative. Before forming Type O Negative, Steele had created the metal group Fallout and the thrash band Carnivore.As the frontman for Type O Negative, Steele was known for his vampiric appearance, 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) stature, rich bass vocals, and a dark, often self-deprecating sense of humor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Steele has received more than 3,377,902 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Peter Steele is the 727th most popular singer (up from 752nd in 2019), the 4,125th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,242nd in 2019) and the 208th most popular Singer.

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  • 28

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  • 4.16

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  • 3.19

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Among singers, Peter Steele ranks 727 out of 3,528Before him are Paul Young, Eric Carmen, Gladys Knight, Hermann Prey, Pharrell Williams, and Alanis Morissette. After him are Marinella, Pablo Milanés, Mort Shuman, Doro, Alan Tam, and Papa Wemba.

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Among people born in 1962, Peter Steele ranks 113Before him are Ollanta Humala, Edvard Moser, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Galina Chistyakova, Choi Min-sik, and Ferran Adrià. After him are Branko Crvenkovski, David Foster Wallace, Michel Qissi, Bassel al-Assad, Sergio Batista, and Victoria Ruffo. Among people deceased in 2010, Peter Steele ranks 160Before him are Florencio Campomanes, Zilda Arns, Tony Judt, Hans Ørberg, Girija Prasad Koirala, and Magda Frank. After him are Pernell Roberts, Luigi Poggi, Bobbejaan Schoepen, Juan Carlos González, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, and Hank Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Steele ranks 4,125 out of 18,182Before him are Mark Donohue (1937), Muggsy Bogues (1965), Tommy Mottola (1949), Roy Jones Jr. (1969), Paul Gilbert (1966), and Joseph Cornell (1903). After him are Ellen Church (1904), Mort Shuman (1938), John C. Lilly (1915), Stan Winston (1946), Pamela Sue Martin (1953), and Herman Kahn (1922).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Peter Steele ranks 208Before him are Jennifer Warnes (1947), Nile Rodgers (1952), Toni Braxton (1967), Eric Carmen (1949), Gladys Knight (1944), and Pharrell Williams (1973). After him are Mort Shuman (1938), Melissa Etheridge (1961), Randy Crawford (1952), Dee Snider (1955), Christopher Cross (1951), and Kathleen Battle (1948).