Paul Williams

1940 - Today

Paul Williams

Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for writing and co-writing popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s, including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Out in the Country," Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World," David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart" and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays." Williams is also known for his musical contributions to films, including the Oscar-nominated song "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, and writing the lyrics to the #1 chart-topping song "Evergreen," the love theme from the Barbra Streisand film A Star Is Born, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Williams has received more than 103,715 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 913th most popular composer.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Paul Williams ranks 913 out of 1,008Before him are Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Michael Giacchino, Dario Marianelli, Fred Frith, Granville Bantock, and John Ireland. After him are John Wilbye, Petr Eben, Craig Armstrong, Yasuharu Takanashi, David Diamond, and Andrei Eshpai.

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Among people born in 1940, Paul Williams ranks 307Before him are Werner Krämer, Billy McNeill, Kurt Ahrens Jr., Győző Kulcsár, Taylor Wang, and Ermindo Onega. After him are Alex Trebek, Richard Marcinko, Whitney Smith, James Brady, Manuel Esquivel, and Johnny Nash.

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