Buddy Guy

1936 - Today

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George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues who has influenced generations of guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buddy Guy has received more than 3,328,535 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Buddy Guy is the 541st most popular musician (down from 387th in 2019), the 2,786th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,162nd in 2019) and the 160th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Buddy Guy ranks 541 out of 3,175Before him are Tito Jackson, Bebo Valdés, Tom Fogerty, Guy Bonnet, Aldo Ciccolini, and Murray Perahia. After him are Huey Lewis, Erroll Garner, Bismillah Khan, Chet Atkins, Guido Cantelli, and Art Pepper.

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Among people born in 1936, Buddy Guy ranks 161Before him are Federico Sacchi, Klaus Kinkel, Joaquín Peiró, Ziaur Rahman, Ferran Olivella, and Dacia Maraini. After him are Evelyn Fox Keller, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aharon Barak, Slava Metreveli, Dyanne Thorne, and Gabriel Matzneff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buddy Guy ranks 2,786 out of 20,380Before him are Joseph Heller (1923), Wayne Dyer (1940), Harry Porter (1882), Edie Sedgwick (1943), Basil Poledouris (1945), and Murray Perahia (1947). After him are Elizabeth McGovern (1961), Stephen Paddock (1953), Sam Waterston (1940), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Alan Perlis (1922), and Al Martino (1927).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Buddy Guy ranks 160Before him are Van Cliburn (1934), Freddie King (1934), James Kottak (1962), Tito Jackson (1953), Tom Fogerty (1941), and Murray Perahia (1947). After him are Huey Lewis (1950), Erroll Garner (1923), Chet Atkins (1924), Art Pepper (1925), Laurie Anderson (1947), and Gene Krupa (1909).