Ron McGovney

1962 - Today

Ron McGovney

Ronald J. McGovney (born November 2, 1962) is a semi-retired American musician, best known as the original bass guitarist in the heavy metal band Metallica from October 1981 to December 1982. Having previously played with guitarist James Hetfield in the garage band Leather Charm, McGovney was a member of Metallica during its first year of gigging and appeared on their early demos before departing late in 1982. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ron McGovney has received more than 1,004,955 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 653rd most popular musician.

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  • 51.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

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  • 6.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Ron McGovney ranks 653 out of 2,258Before him are Kid Ory, David A. Stewart, Nick Simper, James Burton, Michael Stipe, and Alan Price. After him are Diana Krall, Tim Buckley, Tommy Emmanuel, Jenő Hubay, Chad Smith, and Bobbejaan Schoepen.

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Among people born in 1962, Ron McGovney ranks 75Before him are Marty Friedman, Joan Laporta, Hillel Slovak, Edvard Moser, Julio Salinas, and Ally McCoist. After him are John Stockton, Black, Stefan Hell, Marie Trintignant, Felicity Huffman, and Carl Cox.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ron McGovney ranks 3,158 out of 12,171Before him are Billy Preston (1946), Mabel Normand (1892), Leopold and Loeb (1905), Winslow Homer (1836), David Duke (1950), and Diane Baker (1938). After him are Barbara Kruger (1945), Winfield Scott (1786), Dan Blocker (1928), Alan Guth (1947), Afrika Bambaataa (1957), and A. E. Waite (1857).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ron McGovney ranks 222Before him are Hugh McDonald (1950), John Petrucci (1967), Vinnie Vincent (1952), Kid Ory (1886), James Burton (1939), and Michael Stipe (1960). After him are Tim Buckley (1947), Chad Smith (1961), Clarence Clemons (1942), James Taylor (1948), Link Wray (1929), and Charley Patton (1891).