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Josh White

1914 - 1969

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Joshua Daniel White (February 11, 1914 – September 5, 1969) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and civil rights activist. He also recorded under the names Pinewood Tom and Tippy Barton in the 1930s. White grew up in the South during the 1920s and 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josh White has received more than 350,767 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 18 in 2019). Josh White is the 2,021st most popular musician (down from 1,984th in 2019), the 10,511th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,407th in 2019) and the 830th most popular American Musician.

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  • 17

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  • 3.22

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Among musicians, Josh White ranks 2,021 out of 2,662Before him are Roine Stolt, William Orbit, Tim Renwick, Hank Snow, James Williamson, and Ed King. After him are Peter Erskine, Jack Johnson, Kai Winding, Duke Pearson, Alex Gaudino, and Yasunori Mitsuda.

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Among people born in 1914, Josh White ranks 354Before him are Hans Theilig, Carlo Biagi, Jack Medica, Andrea Leeds, Begum Akhtar, and Hank Snow. After him are Einari Teräsvirta, Julie Bishop, Jane Randolph, Hillary Brooke, John Kerr, and Mack Robinson. Among people deceased in 1969, Josh White ranks 209Before him are Zheng Junli, Pauline Bush, Leonard Chess, Cyril Slater, Paul Hawkins, and Barbara Bates. After him are Márton Homonnai, Katsutoshi Naito, Alan Mowbray, Frank Loesser, Rex Ingram, and Rod La Rocque.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Josh White ranks 10,511 out of 18,182Before him are Daniel Kleppner (1932), Sydney Schanberg (1934), Stuart Pankin (1946), Christa Miller (1964), Laurie Bird (1952), and Ed King (1949). After him are Tom Courtney (1933), Stephen Vincent Benét (1898), Warren Frost (1925), Randy Matson (1945), Jack Lew (1955), and Ian Wolfe (1896).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Josh White ranks 830Before him are Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (1969), Billy Higgins (1936), Tim Commerford (1968), Debbi Peterson (1961), James Williamson (1949), and Ed King (1949). After him are Peter Erskine (1954), Jack Johnson (1975), Duke Pearson (1932), Muhal Richard Abrams (1930), Hiro Yamamoto (1961), and DJ Ashba (1972).