Blind Lemon Jefferson

1893 - 1929

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Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson (September 24, 1893 – December 19, 1929) was an American blues and gospel singer-songwriter and musician. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s and has been called the "Father of the Texas Blues". Due mainly to his high-pitched voice and the originality of his guitar playing, Jefferson's performances were distinctive. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Blind Lemon Jefferson has received more than 668,496 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Blind Lemon Jefferson is the 764th most popular singer (down from 674th in 2019), the 4,283rd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,628th in 2019) and the 217th most popular American Singer.

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  • 24

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  • 3.11

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Among singers, Blind Lemon Jefferson ranks 764 out of 3,541Before him are Marinella, Patachou, Val Valentino, Rebbie Jackson, Andreas Vollenweider, and Dave Matthews. After him are Bob Martin, Frank Sinatra Jr., Theo Adam, Nancy Ajram, MC Hammer, and Loretta Lynn.

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Among people born in 1893, Blind Lemon Jefferson ranks 139Before him are Bugs Moran, Lajos Czeizler, Oscar Torp, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Ernst Grünfeld, and Harold Laski. After him are Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Costante Girardengo, J. G. Strijdom, Eugen Schüfftan, and Walter Noddack. Among people deceased in 1929, Blind Lemon Jefferson ranks 76Before him are Clemens von Pirquet, Hans Meyer, Lilli Lehmann, Basil III of Constantinople, Wilhelm von Bode, and António José de Almeida. After him are Joseph Valentin Boussinesq, Julio Antonio Mella, Leonard Hobhouse, Charles F. Brush, Gunnar Heiberg, and Heinrich Zille.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Blind Lemon Jefferson ranks 4,283 out of 15,968Before him are James Thurber (1894), Tom Holland (1943), Richard Chase (1950), Chuck Close (1940), Jamie Hyneman (1956), and James Salter (1925). After him are John Tate (1925), Shirley Chisholm (1924), William D. Coolidge (1873), Michael Moriarty (1941), Ann Miller (1923), and Kevin McCarthy (1914).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Blind Lemon Jefferson ranks 217Before him are Carmen McRae (1922), Mike Love (1941), Peter Steele (1962), Stephen Stills (1945), Val Valentino (1956), and Rebbie Jackson (1950). After him are Frank Sinatra Jr. (1944), MC Hammer (1962), Loretta Lynn (1932), Mississippi John Hurt (1892), Anita O'Day (1919), and Ted Neeley (1943).