Robert Fripp

1946 - Today

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Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English musician, songwriter, record producer, and author, best known as the guitarist, founder and longest-lasting member of the progressive rock band King Crimson. He has worked extensively as a session musician and collaborator, notably with David Bowie, Blondie, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall, The Roches, Talking Heads, and David Sylvian. He also composed the startup sound of Windows Vista operating system, in collaboration with Tucker Martine and Steve Ball. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Fripp has received more than 4,049,712 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Robert Fripp is the 71st most popular musician (up from 90th in 2019), the 311th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 399th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Musician.

Robert Fripp is most famous for his work with King Crimson.

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  • 40

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  • 11.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Robert Fripp ranks 71 out of 3,175Before him are Charlie Watts, Ritchie Blackmore, Django Reinhardt, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dean Martin, and Jamiroquai. After him are Jon Lord, Pablo de Sarasate, Richard Clayderman, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Paco de Lucía, and Yehudi Menuhin.

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Among people born in 1946, Robert Fripp ranks 42Before him are José Carreras, Oliver Stone, Timothy Dalton, David Suchet, Marianne Faithfull, and Emerson Fittipaldi. After him are Masoud Barzani, Isaias Afwerki, Boris Berezovsky, Arrigo Sacchi, Talia Shire, and Liza Minnelli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Fripp ranks 311 out of 8,785Before him are Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), John Herschel (1792), Thomas Becket (1119), Harold Wilson (1916), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), and Mary of Teck (1867). After him are Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Vivienne Westwood (1941), Frederick Sanger (1918), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Stanley Matthews (1915), and Arthur Harden (1865).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Fripp ranks 24Before him are Jimmy Page (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Brian Jones (1942), John Deacon (1951), Charlie Watts (1941), and Ritchie Blackmore (1945). After him are Jon Lord (1941), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Lemmy (1945), John Bonham (1948), and Sid Vicious (1957).