Big Joe Turner

1911 - 1985

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Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Big Joe Turner has received more than 451,332 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Big Joe Turner is the 783rd most popular musician (down from 758th in 2019), the 3,950th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,683rd in 2019) and the 273rd most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 450k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Big Joe Turner ranks 783 out of 2,675Before him are Berry Gordy, Woody Herman, Bob Klose, Svend Asmussen, Trevor Horn, and Pierre Baillot. After him are Vitas, Christian Ferras, Paul van Dyk, Dave Grohl, Tommy Aldridge, and Lyle Mays.

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Among people born in 1911, Big Joe Turner ranks 144Before him are Jiří Sobotka, Floyd Council, Xiao Hong, Allan Pettersson, Kaj Franck, and Lee Falk. After him are Nello Pagani, Carl Keenan Seyfert, Tilly Fleischer, Mirzo Tursunzoda, Mary Blair, and Terry-Thomas. Among people deceased in 1985, Big Joe Turner ranks 102Before him are René Barjavel, Salvador Espriu, Manfred Winkelhock, Julia Robinson, Johanna Wolf, and Margaret Hamilton. After him are Jock Stein, Renato Castellani, Márton Bukovi, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, Henry Hansen, and Abe Lenstra.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Big Joe Turner ranks 3,950 out of 15,968Before him are Lee Falk (1911), Alan Sokal (1955), Lauren Holly (1963), Chris Hardwick (1971), Rebecca Romijn (1972), and Laura Bridgman (1829). After him are Lauren Graham (1967), Anthony McAuliffe (1898), Ted Cassidy (1932), Pernell Roberts (1928), Morris Swadesh (1909), and James Karen (1923).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Big Joe Turner ranks 273Before him are Buddy Bolden (1877), Floyd Council (1911), Roy Buchanan (1939), Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829), Berry Gordy (1929), and Woody Herman (1913). After him are Dave Grohl (1969), Tommy Aldridge (1950), Lyle Mays (1953), Lennie Tristano (1919), Taj Mahal (1942), and Joe Walsh (1947).