Bill Black

1926 - 1965

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William Patton Black Jr. (September 17, 1926 – October 21, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll. He was the bassist in Elvis Presley's early trio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Black has received more than 372,113 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Bill Black is the 1,324th most popular musician (up from 1,426th in 2019), the 6,563rd most popular biography from United States and the 532nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Bill Black ranks 1,324 out of 2,675Before him are Horace Andy, John Powell, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Janis Ian, Yuri Bashmet, and Francis Buchholz. After him are Scott Columbus, Lee Kerslake, Guru Josh, Bob Daisley, Andrei Gavrilov, and Kenney Jones.

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Among people born in 1926, Bill Black ranks 313Before him are Paul G. Comba, Enzo Sacchi, Frank O'Hara, Pedro Dellacha, Zig Ziglar, and Joe Paterno. After him are Conrad Hall, Raaj Kumar, Uttam Kumar, George Ariyoshi, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and Egisto Pandolfini. Among people deceased in 1965, Bill Black ranks 147Before him are František Langer, Constance Bennett, Erik Abrahamsson, Marion Jones Farquhar, Albert Gutterson, and Eric Backman. After him are William Petersson, Harry Babcock, Jacques Audiberti, Ethel Thomson Larcombe, Giorgio Zampori, and Jeanette MacDonald.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Black ranks 6,563 out of 15,968Before him are Carol Morris (1936), William Colby (1920), Ted McGinley (1958), Daniel Quillen (1940), June Gable (1945), and Evan Peters (1987). After him are James Dashner (1972), Scott Columbus (1956), Herbert Jamison (1875), Noah Emmerich (1965), Julian Castro (1974), and Ken Davitian (1953).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Black ranks 532Before him are Maynard James Keenan (1964), Jimmy Giuffre (1921), Trent Reznor (1965), Randy Jackson (1961), Frank Thomas (1912), and Janis Ian (1951). After him are Scott Columbus (1956), Sid Wilson (1977), George Adams (1940), Arthur Crudup (1905), James P. Johnson (1894), and Barry McGuire (1935).