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 812,729 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Jordan is the 1,024th most popular musician (down from 842nd in 2019), the 5,045th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,224th in 2019) and the 373rd most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Louis Jordan ranks 1,024 out of 2,662Before him are Ludacris, David Sanborn, Wynton Kelly, Woody Herman, Ivan Lins, and Matisyahu. After him are Mark St. John, S. D. Burman, Fletcher Henderson, Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, Alex Van Halen, and Charlie Mariano.

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Among people born in 1908, Louis Jordan ranks 200Before him are Arkhip Lyulka, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, Harald Reinl, Lars-Erik Larsson, Kristjan Palusalu, and Ahmad Shukeiri. After him are Marina Semyonova, Kočo Racin, Ethel Merman, Ștefan Barbu, Hugo Distler, and Agustín Sauto Arana. Among people deceased in 1975, Louis Jordan ranks 137Before him are Minas Avetisyan, Moe Howard, Joseph Guillemot, George Marshall, Shojiro Sugimura, and Sisowath Sirik Matak. After him are S. D. Burman, Charles Journet, Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis, Kyusaku Ogino, Plínio Salgado, and William D. Coolidge.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis Jordan ranks 5,045 out of 18,182Before him are Ali Larter (1976), Oliver Kirk (1884), Timothy Treadwell (1957), Matisyahu (1979), Jerry Zucker (1950), and Stuart Rosenberg (1927). After him are Margaret Taylor (1788), Mark St. John (1956), Robert Berdella (1949), Michael Harner (1929), Marsha Mason (1942), and Richard Petty (1937).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Louis Jordan ranks 373Before him are Jason Becker (1969), Ludacris (1977), David Sanborn (1945), Wynton Kelly (1931), Woody Herman (1913), and Matisyahu (1979). After him are Mark St. John (1956), Fletcher Henderson (1897), Charlie Mariano (1923), Mike Bloomfield (1943), Patti Scialfa (1953), and Buddy Bolden (1877).