Bobby Bland

1930 - 2013

Bobby Bland

Robert Calvin Bland (né Robert Calvin Brooks; January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer. Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and R&B. He was described as "among the great storytellers of blues and soul music... [who] created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations, and left the listener drained but awed." He was sometimes referred to as the "Lion of the Blues" and as the "Sinatra of the Blues". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Bland has received more than 538,771 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 909th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 540k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Bobby Bland ranks 913 out of 3,001Before him are Cheb Mami, Margaret Price, BoA, Edmundo Ros, Laila Kinnunen, and Julia Volkova. After him are Rita Coolidge, Shirley Verrett, Simone de Oliveira, Shirley Horn, Zara Dolukhanova, and Simón Díaz.

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Among people born in 1930, Bobby Bland ranks 295Before him are Rolf Hoppe, Stephen Fumio Hamao, Sergei Kovalev, Christian Schwarz-Schilling, Arsenio Iglesias, and Robert Prosky. After him are Odetta, Richard Davalos, Thomas Williams, Ignazio Fabra, Edoardo Sanguineti, and Theodore Freeman. Among people deceased in 2013, Bobby Bland ranks 246Before him are Manna Dey, Vivi Bach, Helen Thomas, Imants Ziedonis, Ramon Dekkers, and Vincenzo Cerami. After him are Shakuntala Devi, Amparo Rivelles, Jean Marcel Honoré, Raimondo D'Inzeo, Antonio Puchades, and Michael Winner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby Bland ranks 4,848 out of 12,171Before him are Seka (1954), Chuck Close (1940), C. J. Cherryh (1942), Buckethead (1969), Cesar Chavez (1927), and David Smith (null). After him are Regis Philbin (1931), David Benioff (1970), Rita Coolidge (1945), Anne Applebaum (1964), Ethel Merman (1908), and Charlie Kaufman (1958).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Bobby Bland ranks 257Before him are Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Roy Eldridge (1911), Minnie Riperton (1947), Adrian Belew (1949), Mark Tornillo (1954), and Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950). After him are Rita Coolidge (1945), Shirley Horn (1934), Odetta (1930), Carl Wilson (1946), Boz Scaggs (1944), and Jello Biafra (1958).