Jimi Hendrix

1942 - 1970

Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimi Hendrix has received more than 17,476,968 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular musician.

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  • 17M

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  • 76.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 103

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Jimi Hendrix ranks 9 out of 2,258Before him are Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, and Madonna. After him are Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Leopold Mozart, Elton John, and Ray Charles.

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Among people born in 1942, Jimi Hendrix ranks 5Before him are Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking, Muammar Gaddafi, and Amitabh Bachchan. After him are Paul McCartney, Eusébio, Harrison Ford, Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, Martin Scorsese, and Barbra Streisand. Among people deceased in 1970, Jimi Hendrix ranks 8Before him are Bertrand Russell, Janis Joplin, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Abraham Maslow, Erich Maria Remarque, and António de Oliveira Salazar. After him are Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Max Born, Alexander Kerensky, Hjalmar Schacht, and Nelly Sachs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimi Hendrix ranks 73 out of 12,171Before him are John Dewey (1859), Madonna (1958), John Steinbeck (1902), Samuel Morse (1791), Woody Allen (1935), and Theodore Roosevelt (1858). After him are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Louis Armstrong (1901), John D. Rockefeller (1839), James Dean (1931), Patrick Swayze (1952), and Woodrow Wilson (1856).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jimi Hendrix ranks 4Before him are Michael Jackson (1958), Bob Dylan (1941), and Madonna (1958). After him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), B.B. King (1925), Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), and Brian Wilson (1942).