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Reverend Gary Davis

1896 - 1972

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Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis (born Gary D. Davis, April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972), was a blues and gospel singer who was also proficient on the banjo, guitar and harmonica. Born in Laurens, South Carolina and blind since infancy, Davis first performed professionally in the Piedmont blues scene of Durham, North Carolina in the 1930s, then converted to Christianity and became a minister. After moving to New York in the 1940s, Davis experienced a career rebirth as part of the American folk music revival that peaked during the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reverend Gary Davis has received more than 354,508 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Reverend Gary Davis is the 2,115th most popular musician, the 11,110th most popular biography from United States and the 883rd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Reverend Gary Davis ranks 2,115 out of 2,662Before him are Roger Taylor, Calum Scott, Silje Nergaard, Jamie Cullum, Tony Thompson, and St. Vincent. After him are Ryan Tedder, Taylor Hawkins, Necrobutcher, Mike Inez, Hiromi Uehara, and Bob Kulick.

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Among people born in 1896, Reverend Gary Davis ranks 246Before him are Erle C. Kenton, William Cameron Townsend, Samuel Mosberg, Ian Wolfe, J. Carrol Naish, and Alan Mowbray. After him are Elliott Nugent, Herb Drury, Norman Thomas Gilroy, Ruth Etting, Ivan Dresser, and Ken Myers. Among people deceased in 1972, Reverend Gary Davis ranks 229Before him are John Litel, Compton Mackenzie, Clyde McPhatter, Józef Lange, Marie Wilson, and Carl W. Stalling. After him are Tor Lund, Rochelle Hudson, Jimmy Douglas, Lorenzo Wright, Jerome Cowan, and Carl Hayden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Reverend Gary Davis ranks 11,110 out of 18,182Before him are John Wright (1909), Hayley Williams (1988), Martika (1969), Justin Henry (1971), Troy Baker (1976), and Lydia Lunch (1959). After him are Jeffrey A. Hoffman (1944), Ryan Tedder (1979), Taissa Farmiga (1994), Donna Dixon (1957), Taylor Hawkins (1972), and Gregory Harrison (1950).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Reverend Gary Davis ranks 883Before him are Carl W. Stalling (1891), David Silveria (1972), Gene Hoglan (1967), DJ Premier (1966), Tony Thompson (1954), and St. Vincent (1982). After him are Ryan Tedder (1979), Taylor Hawkins (1972), Mike Inez (1966), Bob Kulick (1950), Randy Jackson (1956), and Chris Botti (1962).