Ronnie Van Zant

1948 - 1977

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Ronald Wayne Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American musician known as the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was the older brother of two other rock vocalists: current Lynyrd Skynyrd lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant and Donnie Van Zant, the founder and vocalist of 38 Special. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronnie Van Zant has received more than 4,183,857 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ronnie Van Zant is the 697th most popular singer (up from 758th in 2019), the 3,934th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,074th in 2019) and the 196th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Ronnie Van Zant ranks 697 out of 3,541Before him are Massimo Ranieri, Hildegard Behrens, Plastic Bertrand, Paul Potts, Haris Alexiou, and Kishore Kumar. After him are Sheila, Michel Berger, Vaçe Zela, Jan Kiepura, Jim Reeves, and Nile Rodgers.

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Among people born in 1948, Ronnie Van Zant ranks 208Before him are Rhea Perlman, José José, Peter Turkson, James Nachtwey, Harald Ertl, and Holger Osieck. After him are Josip Katalinski, Abdelmalek Sellal, Peter James, Jackson Browne, Horst Köppel, and Peggy March. Among people deceased in 1977, Ronnie Van Zant ranks 106Before him are Luigi Bertolini, István Avar, Hamazasp Babadzhanian, Jean Duvieusart, Alphonse Massamba-Débat, and Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani. After him are Jean Rostand, Alexander Tcherepnin, Rudolf Vytlačil, Tibor Déry, Mirzo Tursunzoda, and Sumitranandan Pant.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ronnie Van Zant ranks 3,934 out of 15,968Before him are John Leslie (1945), James S. Sherman (1855), Armand Hammer (1898), Kenny Roberts (1951), Kelly Rutherford (1968), and Woody Herman (1913). After him are Elmer Drew Merrill (1876), Richard Linklater (1960), Philip Bosco (1930), Luther Burbank (1849), Irene Cara (1959), and Charles Dvorak (1878).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ronnie Van Zant ranks 196Before him are Suge Knight (1965), Julie London (1926), George Clinton (1941), Dee Snider (1955), Leontyne Price (1927), and Mort Shuman (1938). After him are Jim Reeves (1923), Nile Rodgers (1952), Billy Vaughn (1919), Pharrell Williams (1973), Lobo (1943), and Peggy March (1948).