Shakin' Stevens

1948 - Today

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Michael Barratt (born 4 March 1948), known professionally as Shakin' Stevens, is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s.His recording and performing career began in the late 1960s, although it was not until 1980 that his commercial success began. His most successful songs were nostalgia hits, evoking the sound of 1950s rock and roll and pop. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shakin' Stevens has received more than 2,419,607 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Shakin' Stevens is the 683rd most popular singer (up from 833rd in 2019), the 2,217th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,616th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular Singer.

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  • 51.76

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  • 21

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  • 2.96

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  • 3.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Shakin' Stevens ranks 683 out of 3,528Before him are Floor Jansen, Hans Hotter, Midge Ure, Camilo Sesto, Kishore Kumar, and José Alfredo Jiménez. After him are Seiko Matsuda, Piero Cappuccilli, H.P. Baxxter, Lilli Lehmann, Aaliyah, and Sergio Endrigo.

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Among people born in 1948, Shakin' Stevens ranks 223Before him are Nina Rocheva, Theo Jörgensmann, Susan Blakely, Peter Hammill, Sam Hui, and Javier Irureta. After him are Emma Bonino, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kitten Natividad, Peggy March, Pascal Quignard, and Tomáš Halík.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Shakin' Stevens ranks 2,217 out of 7,765Before him are Sidney Smith (1764), William Bayliss (1860), John Owen (1616), Lindsay Duncan (1950), Midge Ure (1953), and Philip Stone (1924). After him are Andy Murray (1987), William Robertson Smith (1846), John Hadley (1682), Michael Bond (1926), J. M. E. McTaggart (1866), and Caroline Graham (1931).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Shakin' Stevens ranks 83Before him are Ian Dury (1942), Peter Frampton (1950), Shane MacGowan (1957), Christine McVie (1943), Gary Glitter (1944), and Midge Ure (1953). After him are Fish (1958), Kevin Ayers (1944), Paul Young (1956), Peter Pears (1910), Alfred Deller (1912), and Blaze Bayley (1963).