John Sebastian

1944 - Today

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John Benson Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and musician who founded the rock band the Lovin' Spoonful. He made an impromptu appearance at the Woodstock festival in 1969 and scored a U.S. No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Sebastian has received more than 2,063,193 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). John Sebastian is the 1,869th most popular musician (down from 1,727th in 2019), the 9,507th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,731st in 2019) and the 720th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Sebastians by language

Over the past year John Sebastian has had the most page views in the with 237,295 views, followed by German (10,442), and Spanish (5,961). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swahili (378.07%), Simple English (164.40%), and Esperanto (91.95%)


Among musicians, John Sebastian ranks 1,869 out of 3,175Before him are Takanori Nishikawa, Pete Quaife, Don Williams, Robert Stigwood, Paul Motian, and Jim Lea. After him are Chris Stein, Glyn Johns, Ringo Sheena, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Steve Smith, and Lionel Tertis.

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Among people born in 1944, John Sebastian ranks 610Before him are Lynn Harrell, Regine Heitzer, Saira Banu, James H. Clark, Gennady Yevryuzhikhin, and Guity Novin. After him are Gunnar Asmussen, Patricia Quinn, Nora Astorga, Carl I. Hagen, José Urruzmendi, and Vitaly Tseshkovsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Sebastian ranks 9,507 out of 20,380Before him are Wilma Mankiller (1945), Dan Coats (1943), Mae Young (1923), Michael Hayden (1945), Emile Hirsch (1985), and Sylvia Rivera (1951). After him are Virgil Abloh (1980), Alvin Sargent (1927), Maitland Ward (1977), Chris Stein (1950), Julie Strain (1962), and Walter Winchell (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, John Sebastian ranks 720Before him are Danny Carey (1961), Buddy Miles (1947), Dickey Betts (1943), Nelson Riddle (1921), Don Williams (1939), and Paul Motian (1931). After him are Chris Stein (1950), Steve Smith (1954), Jerry Cantrell (1966), Jerry Wexler (1917), Sheila Jordan (1928), and Kevin Moore (1967).