Merle Haggard

1937 - 2016

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Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merle Haggard has received more than 6,579,627 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Merle Haggard is the 857th most popular singer (down from 642nd in 2019), the 4,860th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,508th in 2019) and the 248th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Merle Haggard ranks 857 out of 3,541Before him are George London, Anna Maria Jopek, G-Dragon, Dusty Hill, Paul Weller, and Sandro de América. After him are M. S. Subbulakshmi, Demi Lovato, Nicky Hopkins, Kulyash Baiseitova, Nicole, and James LaBrie.

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Among people born in 1937, Merle Haggard ranks 258Before him are Ivo Daneu, Vitaly Zholobov, Juan José Saer, Jørgen Leth, Dawn Fraser, and Magnar Solberg. After him are Clodovil Hernandes, Ron Clarke, Seymour Hersh, Yukio Endo, Coen Moulijn, and Wilbur Ross. Among people deceased in 2016, Merle Haggard ranks 235Before him are Nina Ponomaryova, Prince Buster, Jimmy Bain, Aurèle Nicolet, Howard Marks, and Vladimir Zeldin. After him are Alan Young, Marco Pannella, Paul Bley, Leonid Zhabotinsky, Michel Delpech, and Juan Mujica.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Merle Haggard ranks 4,860 out of 15,968Before him are Sargent Shriver (1915), Maclyn McCarty (1911), Fred Thompson (1942), Steve Zahn (1967), Ann Curtis (1926), and Joan Blondell (1906). After him are Francis Scott Key (1779), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Connie Willis (1945), Jim Croce (1943), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), and Embeth Davidtz (1965).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Merle Haggard ranks 248Before him are Rita Coolidge (1945), Minnie Riperton (1947), Odetta (1930), Paula Abdul (1962), Eric Johnson (1954), and Dusty Hill (1949). After him are Demi Lovato (1992), Patti LaBelle (1944), Belinda Carlisle (1958), Andrea True (1943), Toni Braxton (1967), and Carl Wilson (1946).

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