Johnny Griffin

1928 - 2008

Johnny Griffin

John Arnold Griffin III (April 24, 1928 – July 25, 2008) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Nicknamed "the Little Giant" for his short stature and forceful playing, Griffin's career began in the early 1940s and continued until the month of his death. At eighty, he felt no need to stop. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Griffin has received more than 142,578 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,232nd most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 140k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Johnny Griffin ranks 1,235 out of 2,258Before him are Joe Morello, Larry Van Kriedt, Slim Harpo, Calixa Lavallée, Hyde, and Jeff Mills. After him are Richard Rodney Bennett, Rick Allen, Anneke van Giersbergen, Paweł Mąciwoda, Lee Ranaldo, and John Powell.

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Among people born in 1928, Johnny Griffin ranks 335Before him are Othmar Schneider, Dolph Schayes, Kate Wilhelm, Pierre Tchernia, Joe Morello, and Nunzio Gallo. After him are Arthur Foulkes, Surya Bahadur Thapa, Dick Van Patten, Peter Taylor, Ann Blyth, and Maggie McNamara. Among people deceased in 2008, Johnny Griffin ranks 203Before him are Esbjörn Svensson, Dingiri Banda Wijetunga, Jimmy Giuffre, Tony Rolt, Jerry Reed, and Nunzio Gallo. After him are Frederick Seitz, René Harris, Ollie Johnston, Jo Stafford, Valentin Bubukin, and John List.

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