William Primrose

1904 - 1982

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William Primrose CBE (23 August 1904 – 1 May 1982) was a Scottish violist and teacher. He performed with the London String Quartet from 1930 to 1935. He then joined the NBC Symphony Orchestra where he formed the Primrose Quartet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Primrose has received more than 70,579 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. William Primrose is the 1,300th most popular musician (down from 1,105th in 2019), the 3,393rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,886th in 2019) and the 210th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, William Primrose ranks 1,300 out of 2,675Before him are Mr Lordi, King Tubby, Dexter Holland, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Joe Jackson, and Manu Katché. After him are Joe Hahn, Heinrich Schiff, Hal David, Patrick Moraz, John Hammond, and Mike Patton.

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Among people born in 1904, William Primrose ranks 226Before him are Alfred Bohrmann, J. R. D. Tata, Vladimir Makogonov, Joel de Oliveira Monteiro, Boris Babochkin, and Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry. After him are Jacqueline Logan, Jimmy McGrory, Constance Bennett, Henry Johansen, Puck van Heel, and Estanislau de Figueiredo Pamplona. Among people deceased in 1982, William Primrose ranks 177Before him are Archibald MacLeish, Ricardo Pérez Godoy, Ben Nicholson, Raghunath Murmu, Clifford Curzon, and Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry. After him are Eino Penttilä, Jimmy McGrory, Leonid Spirin, Eleanor Powell, Otto von Porat, and Boris Andreyev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Primrose ranks 3,393 out of 6,924Before him are Patrick Abercrombie (1879), William Harrison Ainsworth (1805), Natalia Tena (1984), Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Shirley Henderson (1965), and Joe Jackson (1954). After him are John Higgins (1975), Steven Moffat (1961), Clive Russell (1945), Anna Lee (1913), Thomas Nuttall (1786), and Kunal Nayyar (1981).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, William Primrose ranks 210Before him are Roy Wood (1946), Geoff Nicholls (1948), Ian Stuart Donaldson (1957), Ronnie Lane (1946), Clifford Curzon (1907), and Joe Jackson (1954). After him are Rick Allen (1963), Dennis Brain (1921), Johnny Marr (1963), Roger Norrington (1934), John Powell (1963), and Lee Kerslake (1947).