Steve Vai

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Steven Siro Vai (; born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, 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 3,783,804 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Steve Vai is the 336th most popular musician (down from 335th in 2019), the 1,835th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,783rd in 2019) and the 103rd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Steve Vai ranks 336 out of 2,675Before him are Ken Hensley, Tony Allen, Tiësto, Alice Herz-Sommer, Nikolai Kapustin, and Clara Rockmore. After him are John Entwistle, Jacob Gade, Dave Murray, Roger Whittaker, Robby Krieger, and Leopold Godowsky.

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Among people born in 1960, Steve Vai ranks 44Before him are John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeffrey Dahmer, Stanley Tucci, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Khaled. After him are Daryl Hannah, Jeremy Clarkson, Fayez al-Sarraj, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Neil Gaiman, and Brian Cowen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve Vai ranks 1,835 out of 15,968Before him are Jane Jacobs (1916), John O'Keefe (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), Nettie Stevens (1861), Al Oerter (1936), and Mike Powell (1963). After him are Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Van Allen (1914), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Selena Gomez (1992), Queen Noor of Jordan (1951), and William A. Wellman (1896).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Steve Vai ranks 103Before him are Robert Trujillo (1964), Beck (1970), Albert King (1923), Johnny Ramone (1948), Peggy Lee (1920), and Ry Cooder (1947). After him are Robby Krieger (1946), Bobby McFerrin (1950), Pat Metheny (1954), Richie Sambora (1959), Coleman Hawkins (1904), and Steve Morse (1954).

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