Van Morrison

1945 - Today

Van Morrison

Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. His professional career began as a teenager in the late 1950s, playing a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands, covering the popular hits of that time. Van Morrison rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B and rock band, Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Van Morrison has received more than 6,236,107 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 236th most popular singer.

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  • 6.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Van Morrison ranks 236 out of 3,001Before him are Robbie Williams, Beyoncé, Tarkan, Sade, Chris Cornell, and Frida Boccara. After him are Sonny Bono, Lil Wayne, Gene Vincent, Lucia Popp, Teresa Berganza, and Gianni Morandi.

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Among people born in 1945, Van Morrison ranks 69Before him are Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Bette Midler, Joseph Kosuth, Billy Drago, Micheline Calmy-Rey, and George Smoot. After him are Türkan Şoray, Linda Hunt, Haris Silajdžić, Massimo Moratti, Dirk Benedict, and Levon Ter-Petrosyan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Van Morrison ranks 1,018 out of 5,347Before him are Keith Emerson (1944), Michael Palin (1943), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Joan Plowright (1929), Cozy Powell (1947), and Barbara Cartland (1901). After him are Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565), Clive Granger (1934), Philippa of England (1394), Robert Clive (1725), Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868), and Horace Walpole (1717).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Van Morrison ranks 28Before him are Petula Clark (1932), David Coverdale (1951), Chris Norman (1950), Shirley Bassey (1937), Rob Halford (1951), and Robbie Williams (1974). After him are Glenn Hughes (1951), Susan Boyle (1961), Dusty Springfield (1939), Dave Gahan (1962), Sarah Brightman (1960), and Dave Evans (1953).