Louis Jordan

1908 - 1975

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Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was an American saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", he earned his highest profile towards the end of the swing era. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an "early influence" in 1987.Jordan was a talented singer with great comedic flair, and he fronted his own band for more than twenty years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Jordan has received more than 718,633 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Louis Jordan is the 842nd most popular musician (down from 802nd in 2019), the 4,226th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,901st in 2019) and the 300th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Louis Jordan ranks 842 out of 2,675Before him are Zakk Wylde, John Lurie, Myung-whun Chung, Steve Jones, Simon Phillips, and Juan Luis Guerra. After him are John Norum, Mick Box, Albert Collins, Harold Faltermeyer, Zino Francescatti, and Johnny Clegg.

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Among people born in 1908, Louis Jordan ranks 174Before him are Arthur O'Connell, Percy Faith, Héctor Trujillo, Birgit Cullberg, Gisèle Freund, and Joseph Keilberth. After him are Arkhip Lyulka, Karl Hein, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, Jacques Herbrand, Pedro Arico Suárez, and Boris Polevoy. Among people deceased in 1975, Louis Jordan ranks 122Before him are Ernst Alexanderson, Olga Bergholz, Richard Ratsimandrava, Friedrich Sämisch, Moe Howard, and Konstantine Gamsakhurdia. After him are Gaston Gallimard, William D. Coolidge, William Phillips, Joseph Laniel, José María Guido, and Tony Brise.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis Jordan ranks 4,226 out of 15,968Before him are Sean S. Cunningham (1941), Emily Deschanel (1976), Gregory Olsen (1945), Gig Young (1913), Mädchen Amick (1970), and Charles Dillon Perrine (1867). After him are Larry Brown (1940), Patti LuPone (1949), Mathew Brady (1822), Samuel Jones (1880), Terrence Howard (1969), and Ted Post (1918).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Louis Jordan ranks 300Before him are Teddy Wilson (1912), Hank Jones (1918), Chuck Schuldiner (1967), Pitbull (1981), Zakk Wylde (1967), and John Lurie (1952). After him are Albert Collins (1932), Paul Kantner (1941), Krist Novoselic (1965), Daron Malakian (1975), Michael Brecker (1949), and Ray Barretto (1929).