Lightnin' Hopkins

1912 - 1982

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Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982) was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lightnin' Hopkins has received more than 699,037 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Lightnin' Hopkins is the 817th most popular singer (down from 736th in 2019), the 4,575th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,936th in 2019) and the 238th most popular American Singer.

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  • 3.59

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Among singers, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 817 out of 3,541Before him are Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Michael Bublé, The Weeknd, Phil Anselmo, and Dennis Frederiksen. After him are Guy Béart, Elaine Paige, Angelica Catalani, Midge Ure, Pyotr Leshchenko, and Roy Black.

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Among people born in 1912, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 174Before him are Sabicas, Juan Carlos Aramburu, Palle Huld, György Szűcs, Albert Richter, and Mwambutsa IV of Burundi. After him are Roger Courtois, Nick Cravat, Heikki A. Alikoski, Christopher Hill, Alexey Sudayev, and Boun Oum. Among people deceased in 1982, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 129Before him are Abba P. Lerner, Karl Hein, Alberto Vargas, Hitoshi Sasaki, Lauri Virtanen, and Karol Borsuk. After him are Antonio Guzmán Fernández, Fernando Lamas, Alfredo Ovando Candía, Juan O'Gorman, Vladislao Cap, and Hal Foster.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 4,575 out of 15,968Before him are Paula Patton (1975), Layne Staley (1967), Miriam Stevenson (1933), Son House (1902), Helen Wills (1905), and David Spade (1964). After him are Sage Stallone (1976), Lou Costello (1906), Jonathan Winters (1925), Tobias Wolff (1945), Kevin Smith (1970), and Helen Frankenthaler (1928).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 238Before him are Travis Scott (1991), Vanilla Ice (1967), Dr. John (1941), Gregg Allman (1947), Phil Anselmo (1968), and Dennis Frederiksen (1951). After him are Bill Medley (1940), Adam Lambert (1982), Rita Coolidge (1945), Minnie Riperton (1947), Odetta (1930), and Paula Abdul (1962).