Robert Wyatt

1945 - Today

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Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) is an English retired musician. A founding member of the influential Canterbury scene bands Soft Machine and Matching Mole, he was initially a kit drummer and singer before becoming paraplegic following an accidental fall from a window in 1973, which led him to abandon band work, explore other instruments, and begin a forty-year solo career.A key player during the formative years of British jazz fusion, psychedelia and progressive rock, Wyatt's own work became increasingly interpretative, collaborative and politicised from the mid 1970s onwards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Wyatt has received more than 900,377 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Robert Wyatt is the 526th most popular musician (down from 516th in 2019), the 1,667th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,612th in 2019) and the 98th most popular British Musician.

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  • 28

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Among musicians, Robert Wyatt ranks 526 out of 2,675Before him are Salvatore Accardo, Paul Rodgers, Billy Cobham, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Nick Simper, and Glenn Frey. After him are Michel Petrucciani, Tommy Bolin, Martin Birch, Christoph Schneider, Chris Martin, and Ace Frehley.

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Among people born in 1945, Robert Wyatt ranks 150Before him are Hans-Gert Pöttering, Bruce Spence, Gal Costa, Everett McGill, Carly Simon, and Nick Simper. After him are Jessye Norman, Pat Riley, Brion James, Wolfgang Schüssel, Birendra of Nepal, and George Dzundza.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Wyatt ranks 1,667 out of 6,924Before him are Thom Yorke (1968), Mary Bell (1957), Paul Rodgers (1949), Nick Simper (1945), Maggie Reilly (1956), and John Badham (1939). After him are Samantha Fox (1966), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Martin Birch (1948), Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770), Frank Dicksee (1853), and Robert Conquest (1917).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Wyatt ranks 98Before him are Jeff Lynne (1947), Rick Wakeman (1949), Robert Smith (1959), Thom Yorke (1968), Paul Rodgers (1949), and Nick Simper (1945). After him are Martin Birch (1948), Chris Martin (1977), Phil Lynott (1949), Steve Howe (1947), Roger Hodgson (1950), and The Edge (1961).