Little Willie John

1937 - 1968

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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.John was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Little Willie John has received more than 368,741 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Little Willie John is the 1,486th most popular singer (up from 1,547th in 2019), the 8,193rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,783rd in 2019) and the 418th most popular American Singer.

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  • 18

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  • 2.34

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  • 3.25

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Among singers, Little Willie John ranks 1,486 out of 3,541Before him are Deryck Whibley, Kelly Chen, Joe Elliott, Kōji Wada, Zara Larsson, and Lenka. After him are Curt Smith, Nino D'Angelo, Jackson C. Frank, Park Bom, Anita Skorgan, and Valentina Monetta.

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Among people born in 1937, Little Willie John ranks 388Before him are Imerio Massignan, Tom Paxton, Raj Reddy, Martin Litchfield West, Barry Mazur, and Georg Thoma. After him are Yuriy Poyarkov, Barbara Windsor, Barbara Jones, Derek Fowlds, Fred Akuffo, and Tesfaye Gebre Kidan. Among people deceased in 1968, Little Willie John ranks 193Before him are Sándor Gombos, Nikolai Stepulov, Kay Francis, Aleksandr Arbuzov, Carl Bertilsson, and Ilias Tsirimokos. After him are Tim Ahearne, Øystein Ore, Virginia Weidler, Frankie Lymon, Paul Radmilovic, and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Willie John ranks 8,193 out of 15,968Before him are Seth Rollins (1986), Lisa Blount (1957), Olivia Munn (1980), George Finnegan (1881), Mark Coleman (1964), and John Sullivan (1740). After him are John Logan (1961), Michael Andretti (1962), Mike Mignola (1960), Robert A. M. Stern (1939), Michael Pitt (1981), and Satch Sanders (1938).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Willie John ranks 418Before him are Lindsey Stirling (1986), Chris Fehn (1973), Marty Robbins (1925), Don Dokken (1953), Tim "Ripper" Owens (1967), and Frederica von Stade (1945). After him are Jackson C. Frank (1943), Patti Austin (1950), Richard Cheese (1965), Amanda Lepore (1967), Kid Rock (1971), and Bizarre (1976).