Blind Willie Johnson

1897 - 1945

Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was an American gospel blues singer, guitarist and evangelist. His landmark recordings completed between 1927 and 1930—thirty songs in total—display a combination of powerful "chest voice" singing, slide guitar skills, and originality that has influenced later generations of musicians. Even though Johnson's records sold well, as a street performer and preacher, he had little wealth in his lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Blind Willie Johnson has received more than 623,063 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,039th most popular musician.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Blind Willie Johnson ranks 1,042 out of 2,258Before him are Charlie Mariano, Steven Adler, Bart Berman, Pino Daniele, Marshmello, and Wynton Marsalis. After him are Ian Stuart Donaldson, Hank Marvin, Sonny Clark, Jimmy Cobb, David Cross, and Matt Sorum.

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Among people born in 1897, Blind Willie Johnson ranks 164Before him are Pixinguinha, Johannes Winkler, Pavel Batov, Higinio Morínigo, Moe Howard, and Nikolai Gikalo. After him are George Murdock, Douglas Hartree, Ville Pörhölä, Neil Ritchie, Herman J. Mankiewicz, and Henri Frankfort. Among people deceased in 1945, Blind Willie Johnson ranks 198Before him are Jesús Bermúdez, Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Ragnar Östberg, Ferenc Csik, Italo Santelli, and Aleksandr Khanzhonkov. After him are Giovanni Palatucci, Richard Bong, Sigurður Eggerz, Dorothea Köring, Arthur Wynne, and Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Blind Willie Johnson ranks 4,975 out of 12,171Before him are Tara Reid (1975), Matt Bomer (1977), Tessa Thompson (1983), David Mamet (1947), Judy Collins (1939), and Lance Reddick (1962). After him are William P. Gottlieb (1917), Mel Patton (1924), Loretta Swit (1937), Zendaya (1996), Leonard Peltier (1944), and Jonathan Groff (1985).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Blind Willie Johnson ranks 399Before him are Skrillex (1988), Jason Becker (1969), Charlie Mariano (1923), Steven Adler (1965), Marshmello (1992), and Wynton Marsalis (1961). After him are Matt Sorum (1960), Al Kooper (1944), Duane Eddy (1938), Randy Jackson (1961), Skip James (1902), and Wynton Kelly (1931).