Little Walter

1930 - 1968

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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 had a strong impact on succeeding generations, earning 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 1,095,682 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Little Walter is the 938th most popular singer (down from 655th in 2019), the 5,297th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,554th in 2019) and the 266th most popular American Singer.

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  • 28

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  • 1.98

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  • 4.43

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Among singers, Little Walter ranks 938 out of 3,541Before him are Betty Curtis, Lucho Gatica, Ian Hunter, Sumi Jo, Chiquito de la Calzada, and Nora Brockstedt. After him are Lenny Kuhr, Chava Alberstein, Linda Martin, Peaches, Diana Damrau, and Arthur Brown.

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Among people born in 1930, Little Walter ranks 311Before him are Merab Mamardashvili, Rolf Hoppe, Chris Barber, Óscar Humberto Mejía Víctores, Bob Guccione, and Egon Klepsch. After him are Jack Taylor, Sigvard Ericsson, Grace Lee Whitney, Allan Bloom, Oleg Anofriyev, and Stephen Fumio Hamao. Among people deceased in 1968, Little Walter ranks 137Before him are Ugo Frigerio, Joseph Pholien, Eben Dönges, Abel Bonnard, Dorothy Gish, and Ludowika Jakobsson. After him are Lajos Csordás, Antonio Pietrangeli, Aleksei Kruchyonykh, Manuel Bandeira, René Navarre, and Mike Spence.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Walter ranks 5,297 out of 15,968Before him are Clarence Darrow (1857), John Ashton (1948), Debbie Allen (1950), Elizabeth Strout (1956), Steven Holl (1947), and Chester Himes (1909). After him are Nathan Lane (1956), David Smith (1906), Robert Urich (1946), Lola Falana (1942), Nathanael Greene (1742), and Judd Nelson (1959).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Walter ranks 266Before him are LL Cool J (1968), Melanie (1947), Koko Taylor (1928), Lil Peep (1996), Adrian Belew (1949), and Johnny Mathis (1935). After him are Xzibit (1974), Lizzo (1988), Beth Hart (1972), Boz Scaggs (1944), Roy Eldridge (1911), and B. J. Thomas (1942).