Mike Bloomfield

1943 - 1981

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Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American blues guitarist and composer. Born in Chicago, he became one of the first popular music stars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, as he rarely sang before 1969. Respected for his guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago's blues musicians before achieving his own fame and was instrumental in popularizing blues music in the mid-1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Bloomfield has received more than 1,449,308 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Mike Bloomfield is the 1,248th most popular musician (down from 1,034th in 2019), the 6,130th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,054th in 2019) and the 437th most popular American Musician.

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  • 48.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Mike Bloomfield has had the most page views in the with 170,493 views, followed by Japanese (9,744), and Italian (9,648). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Russian (207.03%), Southern Azerbaijani (79.53%), and Esperanto (53.59%)


Among musicians, Mike Bloomfield ranks 1,248 out of 3,175Before him are Vladimir Spivakov, Kiko Loureiro, Shavo Odadjian, Bart Berman, Timbaland, and Manu Katché. After him are Shawn Crahan, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Cobb, Ralph Siegel, Thomas Quasthoff, and Red Garland.

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Among people born in 1943, Mike Bloomfield ranks 423Before him are Ove Grahn, Lee Aaker, Donald Johanson, Owen Davidson, Imata Kabua, and Joël Robert. After him are Ingrid Gulbin, Donald Sumpter, Annette Messager, Tony Christie, Motiur Rahman Nizami, and Dante Spinotti. Among people deceased in 1981, Mike Bloomfield ranks 168Before him are Delfo Cabrera, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, Elemér Kocsis, Andreas Alföldi, Hoagy Carmichael, and Sven Andersson. After him are Zoya Fyodorova, Ariel Durant, J. L. Mackie, Mica Todorović, Anita Loos, and Ludwig Goldbrunner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mike Bloomfield ranks 6,130 out of 20,380Before him are Don Knotts (1924), Sandra Brown (1948), Elizabeth Berkley (1972), David Mamet (1947), Marion Lorne (1883), and Morris Louis (1912). After him are Mary Browne (1891), Joe Bryant (1954), Phil Anselmo (1968), Joseph Engelberger (1925), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), and Alexander Mackendrick (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Mike Bloomfield ranks 437Before him are Mark Isham (1951), Wynton Kelly (1931), Tommy Flanagan (1930), Michael Sembello (1954), Chico Hamilton (1921), and Timbaland (1972). After him are Shawn Crahan (1969), Roy Haynes (1925), Jimmy Cobb (1929), Red Garland (1923), Jack Nitzsche (1937), and Jason Becker (1969).