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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Johnson has received more than 6,177,590 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Robert Johnson is the 58th most popular musician (up from 61st in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from United States (down from 338th in 2019) and the 17th 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 2,675Before him are Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, and Mstislav Rostropovich. After him are Pablo Casals, Syd Barrett, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Lemmy, and Antônio Carlos Jobim.

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Among people born in 1911, Robert Johnson ranks 17Before him are Võ Nguyên Giáp, William Golding, Marshall McLuhan, Jack Ruby, Todor Zhivkov, and Mikhail Botvinnik. After him are Czesław Miłosz, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Barbera, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Melvin Calvin, and Lê Đức Thọ. Among people deceased in 1938, Robert Johnson ranks 13Before him are Nikolai Bukharin, Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, Kanō Jigorō, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Karl Kautsky. After him are Thomas Wolfe, Carl von Ossietzky, Alexei Rykov, Genrikh Yagoda, Muhammad Iqbal, and Gabriele D'Annunzio.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Johnson ranks 360 out of 15,968Before him are Henry Clay (1777), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Isaac Singer (1811), P. T. Barnum (1810), and John Quincy Adams (1767). After him are Claude Shannon (1916), Jim Mattis (1950), Zodiac Killer (1940), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), and Philip Roth (1933).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Robert Johnson ranks 17Before him are Scatman John (1942), B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Brian Wilson (1942), Paul Simon (1941), and Charlie Parker (1920). After him are Iggy Pop (1947), Chet Baker (1929), Dean Martin (1917), John Coltrane (1926), Duke Ellington (1899), and Cliff Burton (1962).