Little Walter

1930 - 1968

Little Walter

Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica and impact on succeeding generations has earned him comparisons to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix. His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Little Walter has received more than 967,269 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 651st most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 970k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Little Walter ranks 654 out of 3,001Before him are Mariya Takeuchi, Alanis Morissette, Michèle Arnaud, RM, Neil Tennant, and Lotte Lehmann. After him are Lila Downs, Kevin Ayers, Ian Dury, Trini Lopez, Loreen, and Demi Lovato.

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Among people born in 1930, Little Walter ranks 228Before him are Yuri Artyukhin, Antonio Saura, Lois Smith, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Stephen Sondheim, and Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García. After him are Borislav Pekić, Walter Mischel, José María Zárraga, John Astin, Lothar Wolleh, and Julián Herranz Casado. Among people deceased in 1968, Little Walter ranks 100Before him are Zaki al-Arsuzi, Robert Z. Leonard, Ramon Novarro, Khuang Aphaiwong, Toivo Mikael Kivimäki, and Anthony Asquith. After him are Walter Tewksbury, Jón Leifs, George Hackenschmidt, Fedde Schurer, Eben Dönges, and Norman Brookes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Walter ranks 3,557 out of 12,171Before him are Allen Iverson (1975), Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Charles Starkweather (null), Kourtney Kardashian (1979), and Sean Astin (1971). After him are Keir Dullea (1936), Edith Roosevelt (1861), Jennie Garth (1972), William Conrad (1920), Paul Gallico (1897), and Richard Beymer (1938).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Walter ranks 188Before him are David Lee Roth (1954), Nile Rodgers (1952), Merle Haggard (1937), Peggy March (1948), Stephen Stills (1945), and Patsy Cline (1932). After him are Trini Lopez (1937), Demi Lovato (1992), Sheryl Crow (1962), Dee Snider (1955), La Toya Jackson (1956), and Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893).