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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 421,119 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Little Willie John is the 1,822nd most popular singer (down from 1,482nd in 2019), the 9,871st most popular biography from United States (down from 8,179th in 2019) and the 499th most popular American Singer.

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  • 18

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  • 2.22

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  • 3.34

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Among singers, Little Willie John ranks 1,822 out of 3,528Before him are Barbara Hannigan, T.I., Tony Cetinski, Nelly, Marcelo Álvarez, and Playboi Carti. After him are Nino de Angelo, Chou Tzu-yu, Nigar Jamal, Saweetie, Charlie McGettigan, and Polina Gagarina.

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Among people born in 1937, Little Willie John ranks 449Before him are Tatyana Talysheva, Emiliano Rodríguez, Tom Paxton, Arturo Chaires, Sidney Coleman, and Isabelle Daniels. After him are Lucinda Williams, Peter Cook, German Sveshnikov, Joseph P. Allen, Tore Eriksson, and Umyar Mavlikhanov. Among people deceased in 1968, Little Willie John ranks 222Before him are Marguerite Clayton, Carlos María de la Torre, Dorothy Holman, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Dorothy Abbott, and Virgilio Levratto. After him are Frankie Lymon, Horace Gould, Virginia Valli, Virginia Weidler, Paul Radmilovic, and Dennis O'Keefe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Willie John ranks 9,871 out of 18,182Before him are John Edwards (1953), Grant Hill (1972), Reginald Arvizu (1969), Tim Montgomery (1975), Marie Windsor (1919), and Norman Ross (1895). After him are Fabiano Caruana (1992), Marceline Day (1908), Lucien Hubbard (1888), Anthony Rapp (1971), Mary Woronov (1943), and Deborah Snyder (1901).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Willie John ranks 499Before him are Mildred Bailey (1907), Jack Jones (1938), Soraya (1969), T.I. (1980), Nelly (1974), and Playboi Carti (1996). After him are Saweetie (1993), Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968), Dianne Reeves (1956), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Taylor Dayne (1962), and Jam Master Jay (1965).