Little Willie John

1937 - 1968

Little Willie John

William Edward "Little Willie" John (November 15, 1937 – May 26, 1968) was an American R&B singer who performed in the 1950s and early 1960s. He is best known for his successes on the record charts, with songs such as "All Around the World" (1955), "Need Your Love So Bad" (1956), "Talk to Me, Talk to Me" (1958), "Leave My Kitten Alone" (1960), "Sleep" (1960), and his number-one R&B hit "Fever" (1956). An important figure in R&B music of the 1950s, he faded into obscurity in the 1960s and died while serving a prison sentence for manslaughter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Little Willie John has received more than 265,041 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,538th most popular singer.

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  • 270k

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  • 39.34

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  • 15

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  • 2.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Little Willie John ranks 1,545 out of 3,001Before him are Karita Mattila, Sanna Nielsen, K. J. Yesudas, Róisín Murphy, Travis Scott, and Jonathan Richman. After him are Sandra Nasić, Romeo Santos, Mika Nakashima, M. Shadows, Josh Groban, and Kōji Wada.

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Among people born in 1937, Little Willie John ranks 345Before him are Martin Litchfield West, Bessie Head, Roland Burris, Tony Barton, Gus Hutchison, and Tom Paxton. After him are David Del Tredici, Donald Dewar, Marlo Thomas, Peter Kreeft, Bob Schul, and Judy Tegart-Dalton. Among people deceased in 1968, Little Willie John ranks 164Before him are Ilias Tsirimokos, Dan Duryea, Øystein Ore, Kay Francis, Wendell Corey, and Horace Gould. After him are Dennis O'Keefe, Frankie Lymon, Virginia Weidler, Lee Tracy, and Bea Benaderet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Willie John ranks 7,792 out of 12,171Before him are Charles Cyphers (1939), Chris Bosh (1984), Pat Carroll (1927), Theodore Roethke (1908), Jason Williams (1975), and Jonathan Richman (1951). After him are Harry Turtledove (1949), Chris Botti (1962), Jaime King (1979), Lynn-Holly Johnson (1958), Bill Prady (1960), and Romeo Santos (1981).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Willie John ranks 430Before him are Nelly (1974), Redfoo (1975), Nelson Eddy (1901), Charlie Daniels (1936), Bruce Hornsby (1954), and Jonathan Richman (1951). After him are Romeo Santos (1981), M. Shadows (1981), Josh Groban (1981), Mildred Bailey (1907), Rudy Vallée (1901), and Rick Ross (1976).