Steve Vai

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Steven Siro Vai (; born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, songwriter, and producer. A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee, Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, and played in Zappa's band from 1980 to 1983. He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and has released eight solo albums to date. He has recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake, as well as recording with artists such as Public Image Ltd, Mary J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve Vai has received more than 4,174,790 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Steve Vai is the 318th most popular musician (up from 336th in 2019), the 1,842nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,834th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Steve Vai ranks 318 out of 2,662Before him are Isaac Hayes, Michael Schenker, Paul Desmond, Djivan Gasparyan, Franco Battiato, and Woody Guthrie. After him are Salif Keita, Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich of Russia, Albert King, Scott McKenzie, Ry Cooder, and André Previn.

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Among people born in 1960, Steve Vai ranks 56Before him are Andreas Brehme, Hideaki Anno, Neil Gaiman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and Khaled. After him are Hirohiko Araki, Leos Carax, Gjorge Ivanov, Gary Lineker, John Galliano, and Rafael Benítez.

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Among people born in United States, Steve Vai ranks 1,842 out of 18,182Before him are Woody Guthrie (1912), Kirsten Dunst (1982), Lily Tomlin (1939), Jan-Michael Vincent (1944), Tom Wolfe (1930), and Barbara Bach (1947). After him are Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Henry Hathaway (1898), Rick Riordan (1964), Theda Bara (1885), Leo McCarey (1898), and Albert King (1923).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Steve Vai ranks 94Before him are Johnny Ramone (1948), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Fred Durst (1970), Isaac Hayes (1942), Paul Desmond (1924), and Woody Guthrie (1912). After him are Albert King (1923), Scott McKenzie (1939), Ry Cooder (1947), John Densmore (1944), Ray Conniff (1916), and Robby Krieger (1946).

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