Stuart Sutcliffe

1940 - 1962

Stuart Sutcliffe

Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe (23 June 1940 – 10 April 1962) was a Scottish painter and musician better known as the original bass guitarist of the English rock band the Beatles. Sutcliffe left the band to pursue his career as a painter, having previously attended the Liverpool College of Art. Sutcliffe and John Lennon are credited with inventing the name "Beetles", as they both liked Buddy Holly's band, the Crickets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stuart Sutcliffe has received more than 1,737,185 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 88th most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Stuart Sutcliffe ranks 88 out of 2,258Before him are Duke Ellington, Benny Andersson, Lady Gaga, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Benny Goodman, and Björn Ulvaeus. After him are Nat King Cole, Thomas Bangalter, Angus Young, Bill Haley, Henryk Wieniawski, and Robert Fripp.

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Among people born in 1940, Stuart Sutcliffe ranks 36Before him are Terry Gilliam, Joachim Gauck, Tabaré Vázquez, Zodiac Killer, James Caan, and George A. Romero. After him are Patrick Stewart, Dario Argento, Kip Thorne, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Julie Christie, and Anna Karina. Among people deceased in 1962, Stuart Sutcliffe ranks 15Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Compton, Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, Georgios Papanikolaou, and Gaston Bachelard. After him are Auguste Piccard, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Michael Curtiz, Fritz Kreisler, Hans Luther, and Vasily Stalin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stuart Sutcliffe ranks 375 out of 5,347Before him are Timothy Dalton (1946), Tony Blair (1953), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Walter Raleigh (1554), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), and Æthelred the Unready (968). After him are Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Tristan (535), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Patrick Stewart (1940), Christian de Duve (1917), and Richard Owen (1804).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Stuart Sutcliffe ranks 25Before him are Brian Jones (1942), Lemmy (1945), Maurice Gibb (1949), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Jon Lord (1941), and Syd Barrett (1946). After him are Angus Young (1955), Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), Gary Moore (1952), George Martin (1926), and Sid Vicious (1957).