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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. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lightnin' Hopkins has received more than 837,363 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Lightnin' Hopkins is the 924th most popular singer (down from 815th in 2019), the 5,115th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,573rd in 2019) and the 263rd most popular American Singer.

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  • 840k

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  • 24

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  • 2.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 924 out of 3,528Before him are Benny Moré, Alain Bashung, Chiquito de la Calzada, Harry Styles, Mango, and Vanilla Ice. After him are Zsuzsa Koncz, Ayumi Hamasaki, Eydie Gormé, Adolphe Nourrit, Serhat, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

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Among people born in 1912, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 198Before him are Campanal I, Kulyash Baiseitova, Connie Sawyer, Ernst Lehner, Romain Maes, and Herluf Bidstrup. After him are Enoch Powell, Vlastimil Kopecký, Maksim Tank, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Louis Paul Boon, and Nihat Erim. Among people deceased in 1982, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 151Before him are Vladimir Smirnov, Johan Wilhelm Rangell, Juan O'Gorman, Cathleen Nesbitt, Karol Borsuk, and Maria Jeritza. After him are Antonio Guzmán Fernández, Josef Bradl, Ludwig Bieberbach, Hal Foster, Gunnar Eriksson, and Hendrik Wade Bode.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 5,115 out of 18,182Before him are Ruth Teitelbaum (1924), Moses Gunn (1929), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Vanilla Ice (1967), and Denver Pyle (1920). After him are Ossie Davis (1917), Arthur Dove (1880), D'arcy Wretzky (1968), Joe Simon (1913), Eydie Gormé (1928), and Meredith Monk (1942).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Lightnin' Hopkins ranks 263Before him are Melanie (1947), Adrian Belew (1949), Lizzo (1988), Johnny Nash (1940), Nate Dogg (1969), and Vanilla Ice (1967). After him are Eydie Gormé (1928), Leland Sklar (1947), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), Belinda Carlisle (1958), Phil Anselmo (1968), and Donny Hathaway (1945).