Clyde McPhatter

1932 - 1972

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Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, 1932 – June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B. McPhatter's high-pitched tenor voice was steeped in the gospel music he sang in much of his early life. He was the lead tenor of the Mount Lebanon Singers, a gospel group he formed as a teenager. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clyde McPhatter has received more than 698,305 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Clyde McPhatter is the 2,240th most popular singer (down from 1,990th in 2019), the 12,073rd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,810th in 2019) and the 605th most popular American Singer.

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  • 700k

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  • 40.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Clyde McPhatter has had the most page views in the with 79,920 views, followed by German (2,693), and Spanish (1,831). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (29.06%), Finnish (8.71%), and Hungarian (0.00%)


Among singers, Clyde McPhatter ranks 2,240 out of 4,381Before him are Lykke Li, CeeLo Green, Karolina Gočeva, GZA, Tiffany Young, and Lay Zhang. After him are Ellen McLain, Ini Kamoze, Yanka Dyagileva, Olga Tañón, Eddie Kendricks, and Fred Neil.

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Among people born in 1932, Clyde McPhatter ranks 537Before him are Eeva Ruoppa, Michael McClure, Edward Egan, Shirley Cawley, Duke Pearson, and Udupi Ramachandra Rao. After him are Dorothy Ashby, Tina Brooks, Jack Smith, Kurt Schmid, Aladár Kovácsi, and Charlie Rich. Among people deceased in 1972, Clyde McPhatter ranks 262Before him are Rochelle Hudson, Oscar Levant, Compton Mackenzie, Reverend Gary Davis, William Boyd, and Carl W. Stalling. After him are Martin Schröttle, Lorenzo Wright, Tor Lund, Mark Van Doren, Dorothy Dalton, and Jimmy Douglas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clyde McPhatter ranks 12,073 out of 20,380Before him are GZA (1966), Grant Gustin (1990), Tiffany Young (1989), Kim Greist (1958), Dan Issel (1948), and Joan Higginbotham (1964). After him are Ellen McLain (1952), Pamela Adlon (1966), David J. Griffiths (1942), Susan Saint James (1946), Erle C. Kenton (1896), and Brené Brown (1965).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Clyde McPhatter ranks 605Before him are Chuck D (1960), Kitty Wells (1919), Josh Groban (1981), CeeLo Green (1974), GZA (1966), and Tiffany Young (1989). After him are Ellen McLain (1952), Eddie Kendricks (1939), Fred Neil (1936), Bobby Rydell (1942), Taylor Dayne (1962), and Black Francis (1965).