Porter Wagoner

1927 - 2007

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Porter Wayne Wagoner (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) was an American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced singer Dolly Parton on his television show, The Porter Wagoner Show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Porter Wagoner has received more than 1,843,254 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Porter Wagoner is the 1,577th most popular singer (up from 1,636th in 2019), the 8,739th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,169th in 2019) and the 448th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Porter Wagoner ranks 1,577 out of 3,541Before him are Kendrick Lamar, Geoffrey Oryema, Seo Taiji, Grethe Kausland, Karita Mattila, and Ilse DeLange. After him are David Bisbal, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Patrick Fiori, Johnny Ace, MC Ren, and Serdar Ortaç.

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Among people born in 1927, Porter Wagoner ranks 328Before him are Edie Adams, Mose Allison, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Peter Mark Richman, Andy Stanfield, and Heinz Wewers. After him are Virginia Weidler, Alvin Sargent, Howard Zieff, Mehdi Hassan, Vince Boryla, and François Nourissier. Among people deceased in 2007, Porter Wagoner ranks 287Before him are Pascal Yoadimnadji, Carmelo Camet, Miklós Páncsics, Norifumi Abe, John Woodruff, and Grethe Kausland. After him are Brad Delp, Teresa Brewer, Grace Paley, Sidney Coleman, Anne McLaren, and Kevin DuBrow.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Porter Wagoner ranks 8,739 out of 15,968Before him are Francis Parker Yockey (1917), Emanuel Steward (1944), Mike Vogel (1979), Dennis Christopher (1955), Kyle Richards (1969), and Justin Francis Rigali (1935). After him are Willa Holland (1991), Tim DeKay (1963), Anthony Anderson (1970), Mississippi Fred McDowell (1906), Lauren Shuler Donner (1949), and Charles Oakley (1963).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Porter Wagoner ranks 448Before him are Jackie DeShannon (1941), Doc Pomus (1925), Garth Brooks (1962), Chris Barnes (1967), Jonathan Richman (1951), and Kendrick Lamar (1987). After him are Mississippi Fred McDowell (1906), Johnny Ace (1929), MC Ren (1969), Eddy Arnold (1918), Charlie Dominici (1951), and Frankie Lymon (1942).