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Ray Manzarek

1939 - 2013

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Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. (né Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American keyboardist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Manzarek has received more than 3,019,964 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Ray Manzarek is the 132nd most popular musician (down from 126th in 2019), the 777th most popular biography from United States (down from 748th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Musician.

Ray Manzarek is most famous for being a founding member of the rock band The Doors.

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  • 3.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Ray Manzarek ranks 132 out of 2,662Before him are Alice Cooper, Jacqueline du Pré, Till Lindemann, Roger Glover, Quincy Jones, and Mariss Jansons. After him are James Last, Compay Segundo, Cliff Richard, Ice-T, David Guetta, and Itzhak Perlman.

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Among people born in 1939, Ray Manzarek ranks 38Before him are Ricardo Bofill, Wes Craven, Jorge Sampaio, Romano Prodi, Marvin Gaye, and Paul Hogan. After him are Kenzō Takada, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Cimino, Henry Mintzberg, Claude François, and Michèle Mercier. Among people deceased in 2013, Ray Manzarek ranks 36Before him are Donald A. Glaser, Jang Song-thaek, Erich Priebke, Richard Griffiths, Jovanka Broz, and Boris Berezovsky. After him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves, James M. Buchanan, Ieng Sary, Ronald Dworkin, Jerome Karle, and Nagisa Oshima.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Manzarek ranks 777 out of 18,182Before him are Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Richard Crenna (1926), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Tobey Maguire (1975), Quincy Jones (1933), and Neal Cassady (1926). After him are Groucho Marx (1890), Martin Seligman (1942), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Dashiell Hammett (1894), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), and Linda B. Buck (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ray Manzarek ranks 37Before him are Lady Gaga (1986), Don Shirley (1927), Benny Goodman (1909), Chick Corea (1941), Alice Cooper (1948), and Quincy Jones (1933). After him are Ice-T (1958), Lionel Richie (1949), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Ike Turner (1931), Ritchie Valens (1941), and James Hetfield (1963).