MUSICIAN

Roy Harper

1941 - Today

Roy Harper

Roy Harper (born 12 June 1941) is an English folk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has released 32 albums (including 10 live albums) across his 50-year career. As a musician, Harper is known for his distinctive fingerstyle playing and lengthy, lyrical, complex compositions, reflecting his love of jazz and the poet John Keats.His influence has been acknowledged by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, who said Harper was his "...primary influence as an acoustic guitarist and songwriter." Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph described him as "one of Britain's most complex and eloquent lyricists and genuinely original songwriters... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Harper has received more than 384,916 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 955th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 380k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Roy Harper ranks 958 out of 2,258Before him are J. J. Johnson, Auguste Franchomme, XXXTentacion, Gustavo Cerati, Stan Kenton, and Mike Mangini. After him are Huey Lewis, Fletcher Henderson, Kenny Burrell, Berry Gordy, Blackie Lawless, and Shavo Odadjian.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Roy Harper ranks 272Before him are Ibrahim Babangida, Airto Moreira, Ricardo Piglia, Ewa Demarczyk, Abdiqasim Salad, and Pepetela. After him are Anatoly Levchenko, Albert Shesternyov, Margitta Gummel, Yevhen Marchuk, Ikuo Matsumoto, and Richard Martin West.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roy Harper ranks 2,586 out of 5,347Before him are Venetia Burney (1918), Sergey Kapitsa (1928), Estelle Winwood (1883), Philippa Foot (1920), Mary Renault (1905), and William Lawes (1602). After him are Charles Winslow (1888), Rachel Ward (1957), Charles Wyville Thomson (1830), George Albert Smith (1864), Chiwetel Ejiofor (1977), and Neil Bartlett (1932).