Freddie King

1934 - 1976

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Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is considered one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with Albert King and B.B. King, none of whom was a blood relative). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Freddie King has received more than 1,332,277 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Freddie King is the 532nd most popular musician (down from 515th in 2019), the 2,750th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,739th in 2019) and the 155th most popular American Musician.

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  • 1.3M

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  • 55.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Freddie King ranks 532 out of 3,175Before him are Wes Montgomery, Joey DeMaio, Bobby McFerrin, Don Henley, K. K. Downing, and Van Cliburn. After him are Rudolf Kempe, James Kottak, Tito Jackson, Bebo Valdés, Tom Fogerty, and Guy Bonnet.

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Among people born in 1934, Freddie King ranks 139Before him are Umberto Agnelli, Waldo Machado, Sergio Balanzino, Dida, Elgin Baylor, and Van Cliburn. After him are Lakhdar Brahimi, Audre Lorde, Eileen Atkins, Zurab Tsereteli, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, and Pierre Clastres. Among people deceased in 1976, Freddie King ranks 85Before him are Zhang Wentian, Kálmán Kalocsay, Paul Morand, Mickey Cohen, Hans von Obstfelder, and Henri Eberhardt. After him are Rudolf Kempe, Mikhail Katukov, Mukaghali Makatayev, Elihan Tore, Paul Strand, and Howlin' Wolf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Freddie King ranks 2,750 out of 20,380Before him are Jim Rogers (1942), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Van Cliburn (1934), Amedee Reyburn (1889), Cheech Marin (1946), and John Ritter (1948). After him are Michael Spence (1943), Ed Asner (1929), Walter Lantz (1899), James Kottak (1962), John Savage (1949), and R. Kelly (1967).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Freddie King ranks 155Before him are Grace Slick (1939), Wes Montgomery (1923), Joey DeMaio (1954), Bobby McFerrin (1950), Don Henley (1947), and Van Cliburn (1934). After him are James Kottak (1962), Tito Jackson (1953), Tom Fogerty (1941), Murray Perahia (1947), Buddy Guy (1936), and Huey Lewis (1950).