Junior Wells

1934 - 1998

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Junior Wells (born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998) was an American singer, harmonica player, and recording artist. He is best known for his signature song "Messin' with the Kid" and his 1965 album Hoodoo Man Blues, described by the critic Bill Dahl as "one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960s". Wells himself categorized his music as rhythm and blues.Wells performed and recorded with various notable blues musicians, including Muddy Waters, Earl Hooker, and Buddy Guy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Junior Wells has received more than 347,449 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Junior Wells is the 1,155th most popular singer (down from 1,061st in 2019), the 6,340th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,636th in 2019) and the 326th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Junior Wells ranks 1,155 out of 3,541Before him are Beth Carvalho, Kenan Doğulu, Mac Miller, Anna von Mildenburg, Taos Amrouche, and Glenn Medeiros. After him are Claudine Longet, Chris Lowe, Terry Jacks, Concha Piquer, Terence Trent D'Arby, and Alexia.

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Among people born in 1934, Junior Wells ranks 313Before him are Pino Caruso, Inger Stevens, David Burke, Jaegwon Kim, Kedarnath Singh, and Leonid Stein. After him are Zacarias Kamwenho, Michael Artin, Ulrich Plenzdorf, Roger Maris, Anne Osborn Krueger, and Martin Bangemann. Among people deceased in 1998, Junior Wells ranks 186Before him are Odette Bancilhon, Duncan McNaughton, Stokely Carmichael, Konstantinos Kollias, Kvitka Cisyk, and Wendy O. Williams. After him are Vladimir Dudintsev, Pino Dordoni, Aurélio de Lira Tavares, Erich Mende, Betty Carter, and Alice Faye.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Junior Wells ranks 6,340 out of 15,968Before him are Nathan East (1955), Oscar Pettiford (1922), K. C. Jones (1932), Lillian Disney (1899), Emily Donelson (1807), and Morris Kirksey (1895). After him are Michael Rosenbaum (1972), Jonathan Pollard (1954), Fats Navarro (1923), Harold Brown (1927), Marilyn Ferguson (1938), and Leila Denmark (1898).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Junior Wells ranks 326Before him are Kvitka Cisyk (1953), Candice Night (1971), Johnny Nash (1940), Thomas Hampson (1955), Mac Miller (1992), and Glenn Medeiros (1970). After him are Terence Trent D'Arby (1962), Tom Lehrer (1928), Sherrill Milnes (1935), Jim Steinman (1947), Kim Gordon (1953), and Johnny Burnette (1934).