Roy Buchanan

1939 - 1988

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Leroy "Roy" Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and blues musician. A pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan worked as a sideman and as a solo artist, with two gold albums early in his career and two later solo albums that made it to the Billboard chart. He never achieved stardom, but is considered a highly influential guitar player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Buchanan has received more than 1,057,137 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Roy Buchanan is the 784th most popular musician (down from 772nd in 2019), the 3,964th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,888th in 2019) and the 260th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Roy Buchanan ranks 784 out of 2,662Before him are Jan Johansson, Tommy Dorsey, Dave Grohl, Mulatu Astatke, Julian Bream, and Herman Rarebell. After him are Jeff Hanneman, Scott Walker, Huey Lewis, Tony Banks, Michael Nesmith, and Kenny G.

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Among people born in 1939, Roy Buchanan ranks 220Before him are Bulle Ogier, Robert Darnton, Patrick Wayne, Jacques Vallée, Néstor Combin, and Marie-Claire Blais. After him are Samad Behrangi, John Tong Hon, Sid Haig, Judy Chicago, Yves Meyer, and Janusz Gajos. Among people deceased in 1988, Roy Buchanan ranks 103Before him are Tore Keller, Frank Zamboni, Henry Koster, Erich Probst, Daniel Guérin, and Henry Armstrong. After him are Ulanhu, Rose Ausländer, Steno, Pete Maravich, Marcel Bozzuffi, and Gaston Eyskens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Buchanan ranks 3,964 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Atkins (1935), Lana Wood (1946), Walter Short (1880), Robert Mulligan (1925), Sean Astin (1971), and Jack Arnold (1916). After him are Ann Morgan Guilbert (1928), Sandahl Bergman (1951), Ralph Nader (1934), Mercedes de Acosta (1892), Dwight L. Moody (1837), and Don Adams (1923).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Roy Buchanan ranks 260Before him are Steve Lukather (1957), Teddy Wilson (1912), Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), Jim Croce (1943), Tommy Dorsey (1905), and Dave Grohl (1969). After him are Jeff Hanneman (1964), Scott Walker (1943), Huey Lewis (1950), Michael Nesmith (1942), Kenny G (1956), and Art Pepper (1925).