Alan Lomax

1915 - 2002

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Alan Lomax (; January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was an American ethnomusicologist, best known for his numerous field recordings of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a musician himself, as well as a folklorist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in preserving folk music traditions in both countries, and helped start both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. He collected material first with his father, folklorist and collector John A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Lomax has received more than 663,516 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Alan Lomax is the 332nd most popular businessperson (down from 281st in 2019), the 4,896th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,646th in 2019) and the 107th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Alan Lomax ranks 332 out of 604Before him are Lei Jun, Marc Rich, Andrea Agnelli, Isabella Beeton, Linda McMahon, and Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. After him are Maurice Farman, Charles Yerkes, Chuck Feeney, Jerry Buss, Jean-Michel Aulas, and Will Keith Kellogg.

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Among people born in 1915, Alan Lomax ranks 147Before him are Fuad Abdurahmanov, Boris Paichadze, Sargent Shriver, Vladimir Zeldin, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and M. F. Husain. After him are Aldo Boffi, Robert Motherwell, O. W. Fischer, Ferenc Sas, Leigh Brackett, and Saifuddin Azizi. Among people deceased in 2002, Alan Lomax ranks 162Before him are Sune Andersson, John Agar, Martti Miettunen, Tinus Osendarp, Tita Merello, and Lawrence Tierney. After him are Chaim Potok, William Luther Pierce, Reginald Rose, R. M. Hare, Rudolf Augstein, and George Sidney.

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Among people born in United States, Alan Lomax ranks 4,896 out of 15,968Before him are Jason Alexander (1959), Raymond Cruz (1961), Robert Atkins (1930), Carl Scarborough (1914), Rikky von Opel (1947), and Sandra Day O'Connor (1930). After him are Carlos Bernard (1962), Scott LaFaro (1936), Harold Hotelling (1895), Barbara Walters (1929), Mimsy Farmer (1945), and Sidney Howard (1891).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Alan Lomax ranks 107Before him are Earl Tupper (1907), Franklin Clarence Mars (1883), Vincent J. McMahon (1914), Ben Bradlee (1921), Milton S. Hershey (1857), and Linda McMahon (1948). After him are Charles Yerkes (1837), Chuck Feeney (1931), Jerry Buss (1933), Will Keith Kellogg (1860), Arthur D. Levinson (1950), and Herman Cain (1945).