John Lee Hooker

1917 - 2001

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1912 or 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The son of a sharecropper, he rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style adaptation of Delta blues. Hooker often incorporated other elements, including talking blues and early North Mississippi Hill country blues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lee Hooker has received more than 1,562,090 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 95th most popular singer.

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  • 1.6M

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  • 64.05

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  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, John Lee Hooker ranks 95 out of 3,001Before him are Harry Belafonte, Roy Orbison, Domenico Modugno, Celine Dion, Rihanna, and Mercedes Sosa. After him are Bing Crosby, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Fairuz, Peter Gabriel, and Astrud Gilberto.

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Among people born in 1917, John Lee Hooker ranks 24Before him are Joan Fontaine, Sven Hassel, Kiro Gligorov, Frederica of Hanover, Robert Mitchum, and George Gaynes. After him are Otto Günsche, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rochus Misch, James Rainwater, and Andrew Huxley. Among people deceased in 2001, John Lee Hooker ranks 22Before him are Sabiha Gökçen, Ernst Gombrich, Iannis Xenakis, Balthus, Robert Ludlum, and Wilhelm Mohnke. After him are Ahmad Shah Massoud, Nikolay Basov, Douglas Adams, Gilbert Bécaud, William Hanna, and Clifford Shull.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Lee Hooker ranks 606 out of 12,171Before him are Black Dahlia (1924), Ed Harris (1950), Bill Evans (1929), Jimmy Wales (1966), Steven Weinberg (1933), and James Cronin (1931). After him are Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Ed Wood (1924), John Deere (1804), and Frank Herbert (1920).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, John Lee Hooker ranks 36Before him are Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Prince (1958), Gwen Stefani (1969), Steven Tyler (1948), Harry Belafonte (1927), and Roy Orbison (1936). After him are Bing Crosby (1903), Dolly Parton (1946), Donna Summer (1948), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Diana Ross (1944), and Ben E. King (1938).