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Robert Johnson

1911 - 1938

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Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues musician and songwriter. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Although his recording career spanned only seven months, he is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly the Delta blues style, and is also one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Johnson has received more than 7,018,369 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Robert Johnson is the 58th most popular musician, the 359th most popular biography from United States (up from 360th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Musician.

Robert Johnson is most famous for his recordings of blues music, which were made in the 1930s.

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Among musicians, Robert Johnson ranks 58 out of 2,662Before him are Isaac Albéniz, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Victor Borge, and Charlie Parker. After him are Ritchie Blackmore, Giorgio Moroder, Pablo Casals, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, and Chet Baker.

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Among people born in 1911, Robert Johnson ranks 17Before him are William Golding, Todor Zhivkov, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Marshall McLuhan, Czesław Miłosz, and Jack Ruby. After him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Tennessee Williams, Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, William Alfred Fowler, and Wilhelm Mohnke. Among people deceased in 1938, Robert Johnson ranks 13Before him are Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Béla Kun, Nikolai Bukharin, Karl Kautsky, Faustina Kowalska, and Charles Édouard Guillaume. After him are Alexei Rykov, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Carl von Ossietzky, Genrikh Yagoda, Marie of Romania, and Muhammad Iqbal.

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Among people born in United States, Robert Johnson ranks 359 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Forster (1941), James A. Garfield (1831), 50 Cent (1975), Arthur Compton (1892), Jack Lemmon (1925), and Henry James (1843). After him are Jefferson Davis (1808), Hugh Hefner (1926), Zodiac Killer (1940), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Mickey Rourke (1952), and Ed Gein (1906).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Robert Johnson ranks 16Before him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Chuck Berry (1926), and Charlie Parker (1920). After him are Chet Baker (1929), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Cliff Burton (1962), Iggy Pop (1947), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), and John Coltrane (1926).