SINGER

Howlin' Wolf

1910 - 1976

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Howlin' Wolf (born Chester Arthur Burnett, June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976) was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. Originally from Mississippi, he moved to Chicago in adulthood and became successful, forming a rivalry with fellow bluesman Muddy Waters. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howlin' Wolf has received more than 1,813,356 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Howlin' Wolf is the 431st most popular singer (down from 371st in 2019), the 2,659th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,127th in 2019) and the 136th most popular American Singer.

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  • 1.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Howlin' Wolf ranks 431 out of 3,541. Before him are Jean Ferrat, Gary Glitter, Randy Newman, Siw Malmkvist, Ronnie Biggs, and Mia Martini. After him are Gal Costa, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Ljiljana Petrović, Limahl, Lili Ivanova, and Leyla Gencer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1910, Howlin' Wolf ranks 93Before him are Jack Hawkins, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Giorgio Perlasca, Heinz Hoffmann, Maria Cebotari, and Louis Slotin. After him are Sylvester Stadler, Helene Mayer, Hideo Shinojima, Giulietta Simionato, Scatman Crothers, and Joy Adamson. Among people deceased in 1976, Howlin' Wolf ranks 83Before him are Hans von Obstfelder, Paul Robeson, Orlando Letelier, Paul Morand, Wilder Penfield, and Paul Strand. After him are Zhang Wentian, Tommy Bolin, Karl Schäfer, Sal Mineo, Evert Taube, and Gottfried von Cramm.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howlin' Wolf ranks 2,659 out of 15,968. Before him are Don Cheadle (1964), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), John Bates Clark (1847), Lynne Cheney (1941), and Jeb Bush (1953). After him are Robert Jordan (1948), Ida Tarbell (1857), Curtis Mayfield (1942), Zach Galifianakis (1969), Charles Grodin (1935), and Syd Mead (1933).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Howlin' Wolf ranks 136Before him are Paul Robeson (1898), Billy Preston (1946), Natalie Cole (1950), Taylor Swift (1989), Linda Ronstadt (1946), and Randy Newman (1943). After him are Steve Perry (1949), Cissy Houston (1933), Dinah Washington (1924), Carly Simon (1945), Jessye Norman (1945), and Fergie (1975).