Elmore James

1918 - 1963

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Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as "King of the Slide Guitar" and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elmore James has received more than 628,597 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Elmore James is the 575th most popular musician (down from 435th in 2019), the 3,022nd most popular biography from United States (down from 177th in 2019) and the 189th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Elmore James ranks 575 out of 2,675Before him are Dido, Rudolf Kempe, Vince Clarke, T-Bone Walker, Laurie Anderson, and Hillel Slovak. After him are Clive Burr, Pierre Rode, David Crosby, Mitch Mitchell, Rachid Taha, and Ron Carter.

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Among people born in 1918, Elmore James ranks 112Before him are María Mercader, George Mosse, Leila Mourad, George Lincoln Rockwell, Ángel Labruna, and Adolfo Pedernera. After him are Ida Lupino, Teresa Wright, David Ausubel, Antonín Mrkos, Alexander Shelepin, and Humaira Begum. Among people deceased in 1963, Elmore James ranks 70Before him are Fazlollah Zahedi, Camille Chautemps, Ernst Marischka, Ngô Đình Nhu, Alan Gardiner, and Otto Struve. After him are Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Hubert Pierlot, Adrian Carton de Wiart, Patsy Cline, Robert Stroud, and Gustave Garrigou.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elmore James ranks 3,022 out of 15,968Before him are Leon Russom (1941), Thomas A. Hendricks (1819), Clifton James (1920), Winslow Homer (1836), Mos Def (1973), and Leslie Lamport (1941). After him are Michael H. Hart (1932), Jean Peters (1926), David Crosby (1941), Karen Allen (1951), Judith Resnik (1949), and Linda Harrison (1945).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Elmore James ranks 189Before him are Rufus Wainwright (1973), Horace Silver (1928), Scotty Moore (1931), Billy Gibbons (1949), T-Bone Walker (1910), and Laurie Anderson (1947). After him are David Crosby (1941), Ron Carter (1937), Victor Young (1900), Max Roach (1924), Jeff Buckley (1966), and Matt Cameron (1962).