Otis Spann

1924 - 1970

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Otis Spann (March 21, 1924 or 1930 – April 24, 1970) was an American blues musician, whom many consider to be the leading postwar Chicago blues pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otis Spann has received more than 203,925 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Otis Spann is the 1,545th most popular musician (down from 1,469th in 2019), the 7,740th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,055th in 2019) and the 641st most popular American Musician.

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  • 17

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  • 2.88

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  • 2.99

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Among musicians, Otis Spann ranks 1,545 out of 2,675Before him are Tom DeLonge, Wayne Static, John Patitucci, Peter Buck, Stephen Morris, and Myra Hess. After him are Mark Lanegan, Paweł Mąciwoda, Jason Mraz, Robin Trower, Garth Hudson, and Miyavi.

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Among people born in 1924, Otis Spann ranks 336Before him are Renia Spiegel, Attilio Giovannini, Stanley Jaki, Jo Benkow, Michael Manley, and Siiri Rantanen. After him are Hubert Curien, Earl Scruggs, Joseph Nérette, Thomas Berger, George Amick, and Arkady Vorobyov. Among people deceased in 1970, Otis Spann ranks 189Before him are William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, William Feller, Lonnie Johnson, Lee Barnes, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, and Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch. After him are Okuro Oikawa, Grethe Weiser, Maurice Stokes, Conrad Nagel, William Hopper, and Charles Olson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Otis Spann ranks 7,740 out of 15,968Before him are Kelly Rowland (1981), James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841), Lana Clarkson (1962), Kevin J. O'Connor (1963), Toni Frissell (1907), and John Kander (1927). After him are Eddie Floyd (1937), Jack Teagarden (1905), Jerry Unser Jr. (1932), James Cruze (1884), Chuck Russell (1958), and William M. Evarts (1818).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Otis Spann ranks 641Before him are Michael Tilson Thomas (1944), Chris Poland (1957), Tom DeLonge (1975), Wayne Static (1965), John Patitucci (1959), and Peter Buck (1956). After him are Mark Lanegan (1964), Jason Mraz (1977), Randy Edelman (1947), Don Williams (1939), Marc Ribot (1954), and Laura Nyro (1947).