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Jimmy Witherspoon

1920 - 1997

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James Witherspoon (August 8, 1920 – September 18, 1997) was an American jump blues singer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Witherspoon has received more than 195,027 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 18 in 2019). Jimmy Witherspoon is the 1,836th most popular singer (down from 1,418th in 2019), the 9,953rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,750th in 2019) and the 506th most popular American Singer.

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  • 200k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Jimmy Witherspoon ranks 1,836 out of 3,528Before him are Andrea Berg, Dianne Reeves, Xavier Naidoo, Kevin DuBrow, Taylor Dayne, and Jam Master Jay. After him are Deryck Whibley, Lucinda Williams, Lee Tae-yong, Eleni Foureira, Bobbie Gentry, and Alsou.

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Among people born in 1920, Jimmy Witherspoon ranks 363Before him are Edy Reinalter, Dorothy Abbott, Keith Andes, Elliot Richardson, Kamisese Mara, and J. J. C. Smart. After him are Shelly Manne, Vera Ralston, Simon Pimenta, John O'Connor, Joyce King, and Arthur Wint. Among people deceased in 1997, Jimmy Witherspoon ranks 261Before him are James Dickey, Mikhail Anikushin, LaVern Baker, Amleto Frignani, Owen Barfield, and Gul Mohammed. After him are Kåre Holt, Karen Wetterhahn, Guido Vincenzi, Spartaco Bandinelli, Ronald Pope, and Don Messick.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Witherspoon ranks 9,953 out of 18,182Before him are Phyllis Somerville (1943), Daniel Akaka (1924), David Jenkins (1936), Jam Master Jay (1965), Richard H. Anderson (1821), and Margaret Chase Smith (1897). After him are Lucinda Williams (1937), Ruth Hussey (1911), Maria Pitillo (1965), Wallace Stegner (1909), Marley Shelton (1974), and Jason Earles (1977).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jimmy Witherspoon ranks 506Before him are Saweetie (1993), Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968), Dianne Reeves (1956), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Taylor Dayne (1962), and Jam Master Jay (1965). After him are Lucinda Williams (1953), Bobbie Gentry (1942), Big Pun (1971), Roberta Peters (1930), Roy Acuff (1903), and Harry Chapin (1942).