MUSICIAN

Freddie King

1934 - 1976

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Fred 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 are blood related). Mostly known for his soulful and powerful voice and distinctive guitar playing, King had a major influence on electric blues music and on many later blues guitarists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Freddie King has received more than 812,888 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Freddie King is the 417th most popular musician (up from 419th in 2019), the 2,262nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,187th in 2019) and the 130th most popular American Musician.

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  • 66.22

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  • 30

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  • 4.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Freddie King ranks 417 out of 2,675. Before him are Paul Landers, Varg Vikernes, Alexander Siloti, Nathan Milstein, Tito Puente, and George Young. After him are Serj Tankian, Greg Lake, Janick Gers, Djivan Gasparyan, Julian Bream, and Richard Z. Kruspe.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1934, Freddie King ranks 113Before him are Fredric Jameson, Jean Sorel, Wilford Brimley, Kisho Kurokawa, Alan Bates, and Paul Cohen. After him are George Segal, Gloria Steinem, Howard Martin Temin, Frankie Valli, Claude Berri, and Jean Ziegler. Among people deceased in 1976, Freddie King ranks 74Before him are Hans Richter, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, David Elazar, Walter H. Schottky, Géza Anda, and Alexander Lippisch. After him are Adolph Zukor, Gregor Piatigorsky, Hans von Obstfelder, Paul Robeson, Orlando Letelier, and Paul Morand.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Freddie King ranks 2,262 out of 15,968. Before him are Damon Wayans (1960), Tito Puente (1923), Frank Zane (1942), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Bill Conti (1942), and King C. Gillette (1855). After him are Chris Noth (1954), Dean Cain (1966), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Oliver Winchester (1810), Joan Allen (1956), and Leslie White (1900).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Freddie King ranks 130Before him are Joe Perry (1950), Johnny Winter (1944), Fred Durst (1970), Bud Powell (1924), Tony Levin (1946), and Tito Puente (1923). After him are Joe Pass (1929), Grace Slick (1939), Gerry Mulligan (1927), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Randy Rhoads (1956), and Jason Newsted (1963).