Most Famous Musician Born the Year You Were Born

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1940
> Musician: John Lennon
> Spotify followers: 8.74 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 4.27 million
> Birthplace: Liverpool, England
> Runner-up: Dionne Warwick

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1941
> Musician: Neil Diamond
> Spotify followers: 0.48 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 1.51 million
> Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
> Runner-up: Bob Dylan

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1942
> Musician: Paul McCartney
> Spotify followers: 8.74 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 4.19 million
> Birthplace: Liverpool, England
> Runner-up: Aretha Franklin

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1943
> Musician: Mick Jagger
> Spotify followers: 5.10 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 2.60 million
> Birthplace: Dartford, England
> Runner-up: John Denver

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1944
> Musician: Diana Ross
> Spotify followers: 0.66 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 2.85 million
> Birthplace: Detroit, MI
> Runner-up: Gladys Knight

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1945
> Musician: Rod Stewart
> Spotify followers: 0.85 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 1.76 million
> Birthplace: London, England
> Runner-up: Eric Clapton

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1946
> Musician: Cher
> Spotify followers: 0.69 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 4.53 million
> Birthplace: El Centro, CA
> Runner-up: Freddie Mercury

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1947
> Musician: Elton John
> Spotify followers: 1.71 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 4.03 million
> Birthplace: London, England
> Runner-up: David Bowie

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1948
> Musician: Olivia Newton-John
> Spotify followers: 0.23 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 2.10 million
> Birthplace: Cambridge, England
> Runner-up: James Taylor

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1949
> Musician: Billy Joel
> Spotify followers: 1.14 million
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 2.21 million
> Birthplace: New York City, NY
> Runner-up: Bruce Springsteen