James P. Johnson

1894 - 1955

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James Price Johnson (February 1, 1894 – November 17, 1955) was an American pianist and composer. A pioneer of stride piano, he was one of the most important pianists in the early era of recording, and like Jelly Roll Morton, one of the key figures in the evolution of ragtime into what was eventually called jazz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James P. Johnson has received more than 278,007 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). James P. Johnson is the 1,337th most popular musician (down from 1,332nd in 2019), the 6,625th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,399th in 2019) and the 537th most popular American Musician.

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  • 20

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  • 2.85

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  • 3.22

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Among musicians, James P. Johnson ranks 1,337 out of 2,675Before him are Emppu Vuorinen, Sid Wilson, George Adams, Daniel Lanois, Arthur Crudup, and Dominic Miller. After him are Esbjörn Svensson, Darude, Kee Marcello, Monty Alexander, Wolf Hoffmann, and Jörg Michael.

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Among people born in 1894, James P. Johnson ranks 183Before him are Bo Ekelund, Pelageya Shajn, Tay Garnett, Estelle Taylor, Gunnar Sköld, and Billy Gilbert. After him are Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson, Ernesto Ambrosini, Heinz Hopf, Nick Winter, Georgy Ivanov, and Nikolai Chebotaryov. Among people deceased in 1955, James P. Johnson ranks 111Before him are Charley Toorop, Shemp Howard, Jenő Fuchs, Arturo Coddou, Edwin Barclay, and Clemente Biondetti. After him are Constantin Argetoianu, František Janda-Suk, William C. deMille, Major Ritchie, Nick Winter, and Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James P. Johnson ranks 6,625 out of 15,968Before him are Stormy Daniels (1979), Brad Renfro (1982), Bill Nunn (1953), Elizabeth Reaser (1975), Frank Irons (1886), and Noah Baumbach (1969). After him are Frank Loomis (1896), Helen Prejean (1939), Elaine May (1932), Otto Warmbier (1994), Richard Boone (1917), and Jack Dorsey (1976).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, James P. Johnson ranks 537Before him are Janis Ian (1951), Bill Black (1926), Scott Columbus (1956), Sid Wilson (1977), George Adams (1940), and Arthur Crudup (1905). After him are Barry McGuire (1935), Elliott Smith (1969), Jimmy Dorsey (1904), Nils Lofgren (1951), Mike Dirnt (1972), and John Legend (1978).