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Ronnie Drew

1934 - 2008

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Joseph Ronald Drew (16 September 1934 – 16 August 2008) was an Irish singer, folk musician and actor who had a fifty-year career recording with The Dubliners. He sang lead vocals on the singles "Seven Drunken Nights" and "The Irish Rover", which both charted in the UK top 10 and were performed on TOTP. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronnie Drew has received more than 645,948 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Ronnie Drew is the 1,116th most popular musician (up from 1,127th in 2019), the 169th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 177th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Irish Musician.

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Among musicians, Ronnie Drew ranks 1,116 out of 2,662Before him are Anthony Phillips, Peter Tägtgren, Kate Pierson, Reinhold Mack, Lita Ford, and Red Garland. After him are Gram Parsons, Moya Brennan, Andrew Latimer, Gina Bachauer, Clark Terry, and Harry James.

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Among people born in 1934, Ronnie Drew ranks 273Before him are Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, Michael Artin, Ludvig Faddeev, Claudio Scimone, Inger Stevens, and Nicholas Liverpool. After him are Karl-Josef Rauber, Glenn Davis, Martín Pando, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Miroslav Ondříček, and Francisco J. Ayala. Among people deceased in 2008, Ronnie Drew ranks 192Before him are Paavo Haavikko, William Wharton, Christodoulos of Athens, Mikhail Pugovkin, Marlyn Meltzer, and Sven Davidson. After him are Ennio de Concini, Xie Jin, Aleksandr Abdulov, Janwillem van de Wetering, Nadezhda Rumyantseva, and Van Johnson.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Ronnie Drew ranks 169 out of 501Before him are Alicia Boole Stott (1860), Peter Woulfe (1727), Sean Kelly (1956), Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880), Sinéad Cusack (1948), and Edna O'Brien (1930). After him are Moya Brennan (1952), Jason O'Mara (1972), Micheál Martin (1960), Paul Kane (1810), Seán O'Casey (1880), and Finnian of Clonard (470).

Among MUSICIANS In Ireland

Among musicians born in Ireland, Ronnie Drew ranks 8Before him are Rory Gallagher (1948), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), Paddy Moloney (1938), Sally Oldfield (1947), and Aphex Twin (1971). After him are Moya Brennan (1952), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), Louis Walsh (1952), Sharon Corr (1970), Brian Downey (1951), and Jim Corr (1964).