Don Williams

1939 - 2017

Don Williams

Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 number one country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname: "Gentle Giant" of country music.Williams has had a strong influence over a variety of recording artists of different genres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Williams has received more than 1,904,686 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,416th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Don Williams ranks 1,419 out of 2,258Before him are Kevin Moore, Spike Edney, Graham Gouldman, Big Walter Horton, Diplo, and Shantel. After him are Janine Jansen, Cherie Currie, Nujabes, Derek Sherinian, Lily Allen, and Gary Holt.

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Among people born in 1939, Don Williams ranks 332Before him are Józef Grudzień, Gerry Goffin, Pierluigi Pizzaballa, George Cohen, John M. Fabian, and Sante Gaiardoni. After him are Clarence Williams III, Michael Learned, Ruth Perry, Harvey Pekar, Kate O'Mara, and R. D. Burman. Among people deceased in 2017, Don Williams ranks 363Before him are Spartaco Landini, Aníbal Ruiz, Colin Groves, Egon Günther, Charlie Murphy, and Dina Merrill. After him are Luis Garisto, Gunnar Birkerts, Bajram Rexhepi, Barbara Hale, Ueli Steck, and Ruth Perry.

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