Rick Astley

1966 - Today

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Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality, who has been active in music for several decades. He gained worldwide fame in the 1980s, having multiple hits including his signature song "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Together Forever" and "Whenever You Need Somebody", and returned to music full-time in the 2000s. Outside his music career, Astley has occasionally worked as a radio DJ and a podcaster. Born and raised in Lancashire, Astley became a musician after leaving school, as the drummer for the soul band FBI. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Astley has received more than 7,661,816 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Rick Astley is the 482nd most popular musician (down from 475th in 2019), the 1,581st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,511th in 2019) and the 90th most popular British Musician.

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  • 48

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  • 5.06

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  • 4.35

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Among musicians, Rick Astley ranks 482 out of 2,675Before him are Riccardo Cocciante, Captain Beefheart, Wendy Carlos, Elvis Costello, Jacques Loussier, and Alvin Lee. After him are Alan Walker, Klaus Voormann, Carla Bley, Igor Oistrakh, Lionel Hampton, and Jeff Lynne.

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Among people born in 1966, Rick Astley ranks 49Before him are Gianluca Pagliuca, Janet Jackson, Yoshihiro Togashi, Cecilia Bartoli, Dejan Savićević, and Alex Zanardi. After him are Téa Leoni, Christian Lorenz, Matthew Fox, Samantha Fox, Christoph Schneider, and Lisa Edelstein.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rick Astley ranks 1,581 out of 6,924Before him are Elvis Costello (1954), Eileen Atkins (1934), Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689), Kate Sheppard (1848), Alvin Lee (1944), and Owain Glyndŵr (1359). After him are Orlando Gibbons (1583), Alan Walker (1997), Bertram Ramsay (1883), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Colin Davis (1927), and William Foulke (1874).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Rick Astley ranks 90Before him are Donovan (1946), Glenn Tipton (1947), Steve Hackett (1950), Tony Sheridan (1940), Elvis Costello (1954), and Alvin Lee (1944). After him are Alan Walker (1997), Jeff Lynne (1947), Rick Wakeman (1949), Robert Smith (1959), Thom Yorke (1968), and Paul Rodgers (1949).

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