Screamin' Jay Hawkins

1929 - 2000

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Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, film producer, and boxer. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You", he sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him an early pioneer of shock rock. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Screamin' Jay Hawkins has received more than 1,473,958 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Screamin' Jay Hawkins is the 465th most popular musician (up from 483rd in 2019), the 2,480th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,460th in 2019) and the 146th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 465 out of 2,675Before him are Bill Viola, Gato Barbieri, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ira Gershwin, Adam Levine, and Gregor Piatigorsky. After him are Yann Tiersen, Paul Badura-Skoda, Erroll Garner, John Frusciante, Duane Allman, and Gil Evans.

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Among people born in 1929, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 143Before him are Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Jimmy Cobb, David Kelly, Milton Glaser, Amitai Etzioni, and Andrew Bertie. After him are Ödön Földessy, Roger Byrne, Jaakko Hintikka, Filaret, Aleksandar Petrović, and Lennart Skoglund. Among people deceased in 2000, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 77Before him are Jean-Pierre Rampal, Patrick O'Brian, Claude Sautet, Tito Puente, Steven Runciman, and Charles M. Schulz. After him are Libertad Lamarque, Edward Gorey, Roger Peyrefitte, Yehuda Amichai, Don Budge, and Andy Hug.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 2,480 out of 15,968Before him are Pauley Perrette (1969), Warren Christopher (1925), Archie Hahn (1880), Adam Levine (1979), Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), and Peter Graves (1926). After him are Steve McCurry (1950), Anne Sexton (1928), Joseph Stilwell (1883), Al Lettieri (1928), Debra Winger (1955), and Andrew Cunanan (1969).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 146Before him are Jimmy Cobb (1929), Bruno Mars (1985), Ben Webster (1909), Bill Viola (1951), Ira Gershwin (1896), and Adam Levine (1979). After him are Erroll Garner (1923), John Frusciante (1970), Duane Allman (1946), Clifford Brown (1930), Dennis Wilson (1944), and Captain Beefheart (1941).