1916 - 1999

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Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), known professionally as Moondog, was an American composer, performing musician, theoretician, poet, and inventor of several musical instruments. Largely self-taught as a composer, his work drew inspiration from jazz, classical, Latin, and Native American music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moondog has received more than 1,210,328 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Moondog is the 562nd most popular musician (down from 503rd in 2019), the 2,962nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,524th in 2019) and the 182nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Moondog ranks 562 out of 2,675Before him are Anton Karas, Robert Miles, Louis Prima, Elvin Jones, Tico Torres, and Uli Jon Roth. After him are Enrico Toselli, Rufus Wainwright, Horace Silver, Scotty Moore, Billy Gibbons, and Gottfried Heinrich Bach.

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Among people born in 1916, Moondog ranks 97Before him are Mercedes McCambridge, Hubert Maga, John Basilone, Mika Špiljak, Pietro Rava, and Manea Mănescu. After him are Helmut Gröttrup, Archie Moore, Walter Cronkite, Chiang Fang-liang, Vladimir Demikhov, and Anthony Dawson. Among people deceased in 1999, Moondog ranks 88Before him are Morris West, Giant Baba, Michel Petrucciani, Brion James, Pierre Bézier, and George Mosse. After him are Lajos Tichy, Dennis W. Sciama, András Hegedüs, Hendrick Chin A Sen, Oscar Cullmann, and Pierre Clémenti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Moondog ranks 2,962 out of 15,968Before him are Emmylou Harris (1947), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Frederick Lorz (1884), Robert Parish (1953), and R. Budd Dwyer (1939). After him are Michael Graves (1934), Rufus Wainwright (1973), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), Horace Silver (1928), Crawford Long (1815), and Kathryn Joosten (1939).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Moondog ranks 182Before him are Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), The Big Bopper (1930), Archie Shepp (1937), Louis Prima (1910), Elvin Jones (1927), and Tico Torres (1953). After him are Rufus Wainwright (1973), Horace Silver (1928), Scotty Moore (1931), Billy Gibbons (1949), T-Bone Walker (1910), and Laurie Anderson (1947).