J. J. Cale

1938 - 2013

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John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and music engineer. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. J. Cale has received more than 2,220,234 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). J. J. Cale is the 187th most popular musician (down from 162nd in 2019), the 1,084th most popular biography from United States (down from 951st in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Musician.

J. J. Cale is most famous for his song "Cocaine" which is about the effects of cocaine on the body.

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  • 42

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  • 4.04

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Among musicians, J. J. Cale ranks 187 out of 2,675Before him are Rory Gallagher, Isaac Stern, John Paul Jones, Gilberto Gil, Alicia Keys, and John Cale. After him are Violeta Parra, Bill Wyman, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Pete Townshend, Nikolai Rubinstein, and Dr. Alban.

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Among people born in 1938, J. J. Cale ranks 62Before him are Ben E. King, Jiří Menzel, István Szabó, Elliott Gould, Terence Stamp, and Kurt Wüthrich. After him are Anthony James Leggett, Bill Withers, Ayaz Mutallibov, Dean Reed, Derek Jacobi, and Viktor Chernomyrdin. Among people deceased in 2013, J. J. Cale ranks 45Before him are Manfred Rommel, James Avery, Boris Berezovsky, Ieng Sary, Bert Trautmann, and Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland. After him are James M. Buchanan, Nagisa Oshima, Jesús Franco, Jerome Karle, Tony Lip, and Conrad Bain.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J. J. Cale ranks 1,084 out of 15,968Before him are Anne Hathaway (1982), Chester Bennington (1976), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Jackie Robinson (1919), Robert Wise (1914), and Jean M. Auel (1936). After him are Tony Bennett (1926), Mike Pence (1959), Dennis Quaid (1954), Shelley Duvall (1949), Jeremy Renner (1971), and James M. Buchanan (1919).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, J. J. Cale ranks 56Before him are Thelonious Monk (1917), Bill Haley (1925), Chris Isaak (1956), Lionel Richie (1949), Pete Seeger (1919), and Alicia Keys (1981). After him are Joe Jackson (1928), Joe Satriani (1956), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Eddie Cochran (1938), Fats Domino (1928), and Ike Turner (1931).