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Van Morrison

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Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a singer-songwriter and musician from Northern Ireland whose recording career spans seven decades. Morrison began performing 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. Known as "Van the Man" to his fans, Morrison rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Belfast R&B band Them, with whom he wrote and recorded "Gloria", which became a garage band staple. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Van Morrison has received more than 13,908,110 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Van Morrison is the 241st most popular singer (up from 244th in 2019), the 1,013th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,057th in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Singer.

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  • 14M

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  • 59.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Van Morrison ranks 241 out of 3,528Before him are Jacqueline Boyer, Zucchero Fornaciari, Beyoncé, Kim Carnes, Nicolai Ghiaurov, and Bessie Smith. After him are Eazy-E, Marian Gold, Gary Brooker, F. R. David, Nicolai Gedda, and Frida Boccara.

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Among people born in 1945, Van Morrison ranks 84Before him are Igor Ivanov, Dean Koontz, James Avery, Kim Carnes, Marthe Keller, and Türkan Şoray. After him are Gary Brooker, Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Yochanan Vollach, Robert Sarah, Milo Manara, and John Fogerty.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Van Morrison ranks 1,013 out of 7,765Before him are Freeman Dyson (1923), Hans Sloane (1660), Robert Hardy (1925), Cozy Powell (1947), Mary Somerville (1780), and Paddy Roy Bates (1921). After him are Princess Marie of Orléans (1865), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Winifred Wagner (1897), Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), Helen McCrory (1968), and Peter Shilton (1949).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Van Morrison ranks 31Before him are Rob Halford (1951), Dave Gahan (1962), Dua Lipa (1995), Sarah Brightman (1960), Susan Boyle (1961), and Robbie Williams (1974). After him are Gary Brooker (1945), Kim Wilde (1960), Shirley Bassey (1937), Rod Evans (1947), Tim Staffell (1948), and Peter Green (1946).

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