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John Hammond

1910 - 1987

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John Henry Hammond II (December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987) was an American record producer, civil rights activist, and music critic active from the 1930s to the early 1980s. In his service as a talent scout, Hammond became one of the most influential figures in 20th-century popular music. He is the father of blues musician John P. Hammond.Hammond was instrumental in sparking or furthering numerous musical careers, including those of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mike Bloomfield and Sonny Burke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hammond has received more than 82,608 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. John Hammond is the 1,302nd most popular musician (up from 1,303rd in 2019), the 6,540th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,427th in 2019) and the 493rd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, John Hammond ranks 1,302 out of 2,662Before him are Lester Bowie, Pat Torpey, Michael Giles, Mike Patton, Urs Bühler, and Kenny Drew. After him are Brian Setzer, Steve Aoki, Nigel Kennedy, Richard Bonynge, Rhoma Irama, and Karl Logan.

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Among people born in 1910, John Hammond ranks 245Before him are Katalin Karády, William Higinbotham, Gunnar Fischer, Henry L. Giclas, Tefta Tashko-Koço, and Carlo Orlandi. After him are Alexandru Borbely, Gjorgji Abadžiev, Lizardo Rodríguez Nue, Adri van Male, Miquel Crusafont i Pairó, and Mary Lou Williams. Among people deceased in 1987, John Hammond ranks 173Before him are Joseph Höffner, John Mikaelsson, Igor Newerly, Solomana Kante, Franjo Wölfl, and George Mikes. After him are Alexandru Borbely, František Šafránek, J. Lawton Collins, Ethel Catherwood, Elizabeth Hartman, and Óscar Bonfiglio.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Hammond ranks 6,540 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Kind (1956), John O'Hara (1905), Kenny Drew (1928), Edward Ruscha (1937), Gladys West (1930), and Richard Bass (1929). After him are Brian Setzer (1959), Dane DeHaan (1986), Sabrina Carpenter (1999), Edward Gibson (1936), Sam Webb (1945), and James E. Gunn (1923).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, John Hammond ranks 493Before him are Mary Wilson (1944), Johnny Mercer (1909), Lester Bowie (1941), Pat Torpey (1953), Mike Patton (1968), and Kenny Drew (1928). After him are Brian Setzer (1959), Steve Aoki (1977), Karl Logan (1965), Brad Whitford (1952), Joe Hahn (1977), and Oscar Pettiford (1922).