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Robert Wyatt

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Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) is a retired English 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 1,179,218 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Robert Wyatt is the 445th most popular musician (up from 526th in 2019), the 1,481st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,665th in 2019) and the 88th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Robert Wyatt ranks 445 out of 2,662Before him are Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Armin van Buuren, Maurice André, Edwin Fischer, and Rubén González. After him are Tansen, Richie Sambora, Jacob Gade, Billy Ray Cyrus, Loreena McKennitt, and King Oliver.

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Among people born in 1945, Robert Wyatt ranks 138Before him are Bruce Spence, Wilfried Van Moer, Brion James, Christine Kaufmann, Francesca Annis, and Khaleda Zia. After him are Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, George Alencherry, Meir Dagan, Richard R. Schrock, and Rhonda Byrne.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Wyatt ranks 1,481 out of 7,765Before him are Fergus Suter (1857), Peter Barlow (1776), Andrew Lincoln (1973), Thomas Hill Green (1836), John Lindley (1799), and Martin Freeman (1971). After him are Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), Michael Apted (1941), Reginald Lee (1870), Adrian Lyne (1941), Jared Harris (1961), and Emma Darwin (1808).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Wyatt ranks 88Before him are Andy Summers (1942), Paul Rodgers (1949), Greg Lake (1947), Alvin Lee (1944), George Young (1946), and Donovan (1946). After him are Dick Taylor (1943), Bill Ward (1948), Roger Hodgson (1950), Ian McDonald (1946), Steve Hackett (1950), and Rick Davies (1944).