Merle Haggard

1937 - 2016

Merle Haggard

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 5,872,410 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 638th most popular singer.

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  • 5.9M

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  • 49.98

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Merle Haggard ranks 641 out of 3,001Before him are Angela Gheorghiu, Michael Kiske, Peret, Doro, Nile Rodgers, and Plastic Bertrand. After him are Peggy March, Stephen Stills, Patsy Cline, Patachou, Afric Simone, and Júlia Várady.

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Among people born in 1937, Merle Haggard ranks 197Before him are Harris Yulin, George Zweig, Lorraine Gary, Viktor Ponedelnik, Don Bluth, and Colin Renfrew. After him are Seymour Hersh, Trini Lopez, Vlatko Marković, Gordon Milne, Gyula Zsivótzky, and Maryan Wisniewski. Among people deceased in 2016, Merle Haggard ranks 184Before him are Turgay Şeren, Lars Gustafsson, Nina Ponomaryova, Franciszek Macharski, Guido Westerwelle, and Arnold Wesker. After him are Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Madeleine Lebeau, Charmian Carr, Nimr al-Nimr, Ann Morgan Guilbert, and Mahasweta Devi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Merle Haggard ranks 3,511 out of 12,171Before him are Platt Adams (1885), Abbie Hoffman (1936), Alvin E. Roth (1951), Carmen Electra (1972), Jennifer Morrison (1979), and Estelle Getty (1923). After him are John Singleton Copley (1738), Lloyd Bacon (1889), Alfre Woodard (1952), Ron Rivest (1947), Paul Gleason (1939), and Art Pepper (1925).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Merle Haggard ranks 184Before him are Al Green (1946), Anita O'Day (1919), Jackie Jackson (1951), Jessye Norman (1945), David Lee Roth (1954), and Nile Rodgers (1952). After him are Peggy March (1948), Stephen Stills (1945), Patsy Cline (1932), Little Walter (1930), Trini Lopez (1937), and Demi Lovato (1992).