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Johnny Griffin

1928 - 2008

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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 mid-1940s and continued until the month of his death. A pioneering figure in hard bop, Griffin recorded prolifically as a bandleader in addition to stints with pianist Thelonious Monk, drummer Art Blakey, in partnership with fellow tenor Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and as a member of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band after he moved to Europe in the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Griffin has received more than 227,708 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnny Griffin is the 1,338th most popular musician (down from 1,217th in 2019), the 6,711th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,993rd in 2019) and the 510th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Johnny Griffin ranks 1,338 out of 2,662Before him are XXXTentacion, Bruce Johnston, Pete Doherty, Neal Hefti, Manfred Eicher, and Dion DiMucci. After him are Paul Kalkbrenner, Fazıl Say, Mary Lou Williams, Ronnie Radke, Edgar Winter, and George Jones.

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Among people born in 1928, Johnny Griffin ranks 372Before him are Vladimir Toporov, Léon Glovacki, Judith Krantz, Ruth Brown, Pete Rademacher, and Veijo Meri. After him are Nunzio Gallo, Ján Zachara, Dolph Schayes, Azlan Shah of Perak, Tadeusz Baird, and Dick Van Patten. Among people deceased in 2008, Johnny Griffin ranks 225Before him are Olga Lepeshinskaya, Buck Adams, Leonard Rosenman, René Harris, Frederick Seitz, and Neal Hefti. After him are Adolfo Suárez Rivera, Nunzio Gallo, Neil Bartlett, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ignazio Fabra, and Esbjörn Svensson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Griffin ranks 6,711 out of 18,182Before him are Seth Gilliam (1968), Walter Reed (1851), Dion DiMucci (1939), Pete Rademacher (1928), Patrick O'Neal (1927), and Steven Millhauser (1943). After him are Bill O'Reilly (1949), Eva LaRue (1966), Irving Kristol (1920), Johnny Isakson (1944), Mary Lou Williams (1910), and Noah Hathaway (1971).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Johnny Griffin ranks 510Before him are David Tudor (1926), Brian Littrell (1975), XXXTentacion (1998), Bruce Johnston (1942), Neal Hefti (1922), and Dion DiMucci (1939). After him are Mary Lou Williams (1910), Ronnie Radke (1983), Edgar Winter (1946), George Jones (1931), Nils Lofgren (1951), and Nick Jonas (1992).