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Sid Vicious

1957 - 1979

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John Simon Ritchie (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979), better known by his stage name Sid Vicious, was an English musician, best known as the bassist for the punk rock band Sex Pistols. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sid Vicious has received more than 10,436,095 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Sid Vicious is the 122nd most popular musician (down from 94th in 2019), the 512th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 440th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Musician.

Sid vicious is most famous for his involvement in the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

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  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Sid Vicious ranks 122 out of 2,662Before him are John Bonham, Ronnie Wood, Jascha Heifetz, Chick Corea, Neil Young, and John Dowland. After him are Bill Wyman, Joe Hisaishi, Stuart Sutcliffe, Alice Cooper, Jacqueline du Pré, and Till Lindemann.

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Among people born in 1957, Sid Vicious ranks 13Before him are Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Fumio Kishida, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Frances McDormand, and Caroline, Princess of Hanover. After him are Donald Tusk, Christopher Lambert, Gloria Estefan, Qasem Soleimani, Melanie Griffith, and Aki Kaurismäki. Among people deceased in 1979, Sid Vicious ranks 24Before him are Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Mustafa Barzani, Nadia Boulanger, Sonia Delaunay, and Werner Forssmann. After him are Reinhard Gehlen, Bertil Ohlin, Wilhelm Bittrich, Rachele Mussolini, Robert Burns Woodward, and Ernst Chain.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sid Vicious ranks 512 out of 7,765Before him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Annie Besant (1847), Erasmus Darwin (1731), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Thomas Cranmer (1489), and John Dowland (1563). After him are David Hockney (1937), Henry Hudson (1570), Nigel Mansell (1953), A. S. Neill (1883), James Bradley (1693), and Maud of Wales (1869).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Sid Vicious ranks 33Before him are Angus Young (1955), Gary Moore (1952), Mike Oldfield (1953), John Bonham (1948), Ronnie Wood (1947), and John Dowland (1563). After him are Bill Wyman (1936), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Roger Glover (1945), Ian Stewart (1938), and Malcolm Young (1953).