Boots Randolph

1927 - 2007

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Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph III (June 3, 1927 – July 3, 2007) was an American musician best known for his 1963 saxophone hit "Yakety Sax" (which became Benny Hill's signature tune). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boots Randolph has received more than 271,662 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Boots Randolph is the 1,890th most popular musician (down from 1,642nd in 2019), the 9,788th most popular biography from United States and the 817th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Boots Randolph ranks 1,890 out of 2,675Before him are Tina Brooks, Oscar Levant, Alex Christensen, Kai Winding, Elvin Bishop, and Peter Christopherson. After him are Robin Schulz, Alex Skolnick, Nicky Romero, Jeffrey Hammond, Kayhan Kalhor, and Yuja Wang.

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Among people born in 1927, Boots Randolph ranks 349Before him are Varkey Vithayathil, Walter Bahr, Nan Martin, Leslie Claudius, Abdul Hamid, and Guy Mitchell. After him are Krishan Kant, Nancy Dupree, Robert Bork, Kamini Kaushal, Ted Burgin, and Paul Eddington. Among people deceased in 2007, Boots Randolph ranks 300Before him are David Halberstam, Merv Griffin, Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Tony Wilson, Mehmed Uzun, and Andrew Hill. After him are F. Albert Cotton, Grégory Lemarchal, Tillie Olsen, Ian Wallace, Ruth Graham, and Jack Valenti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Boots Randolph ranks 9,788 out of 15,968Before him are Norris Bradbury (1909), Joel Gretsch (1963), Andrew Sarris (1928), Elvin Bishop (1942), Susanna M. Salter (1860), and Sean Hayes (1970). After him are Jonathan Dayton (1760), Eric Allan Kramer (1962), Alex Skolnick (1968), Neal H. Moritz (1959), Thomas Mifflin (1744), and Frank Greer (1879).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Boots Randolph ranks 817Before him are Phil Lesh (1940), Dwight Yoakam (1956), Andrew Hill (1931), Tina Brooks (1932), Oscar Levant (1906), and Elvin Bishop (1942). After him are Alex Skolnick (1968), Mike Starr (1966), Lorenz Hart (1895), Sufjan Stevens (1975), Branford Marsalis (1960), and Carl W. Stalling (1891).