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Screamin' Jay Hawkins

1929 - 2000

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Jalacy J. "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 1,596,674 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Screamin' Jay Hawkins is the 559th most popular musician (down from 465th in 2019), the 2,950th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,479th in 2019) and the 170th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 559 out of 2,662Before him are Armando Manzanero, Nick Simper, Gene Krupa, Don Henley, Laurie Anderson, and Bruno Mars. After him are Rudolf Kempe, Peter Schreier, Toquinho, Christoph Schneider, Murray Perahia, and Andy Fletcher.

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Among people born in 1929, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 161Before him are René Laloux, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Sixten Jernberg, Claude Rich, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, and Lennart Skoglund. After him are Jacques Deray, Bernard Williams, Luis García Meza, Edison Denisov, Anne Ramsey, and Fred Sinowatz. Among people deceased in 2000, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 93Before him are Rabah Bitat, Andy Hug, Baden Powell, Terence McKenna, Claude Autant-Lara, and Yehuda Amichai. After him are Ahmad Shamlou, Claire Trevor, Ursula Kuczynski, José Águas, FM-2030, and Yevgeny Khrunov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 2,950 out of 18,182Before him are Don Henley (1947), Adam Driver (1983), Laurie Anderson (1947), Kevin Federline (1978), Dana Ivey (1941), and Bruno Mars (1985). After him are Jerry Siegel (1914), Iva Toguri D'Aquino (1916), Xander Berkeley (1955), Frank Grillo (1965), Benjamin Libet (1916), and Tallulah Bankhead (1902).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ranks 170Before him are Jeff Porcaro (1954), Matt Cameron (1962), Gene Krupa (1909), Don Henley (1947), Laurie Anderson (1947), and Bruno Mars (1985). After him are Murray Perahia (1947), Dee Dee Warwick (1942), Eddie Vedder (1964), Chad Smith (1961), Tico Torres (1953), and Victor Young (1900).