Sonny Boy Williamson I

1914 - 1948

Sonny Boy Williamson I

John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson (March 30, 1914 – June 1, 1948) was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He is often regarded as the pioneer of the blues harp as a solo instrument. He played on hundreds of recordings by many pre–World War II blues artists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Boy Williamson I has received more than 211,448 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,161st most popular musician.

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  • 210k

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  • 44.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Sonny Boy Williamson I ranks 1,164 out of 2,258Before him are Billy Corgan, Alan White, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Joey Kramer, Thomas Quasthoff, and Yang Hyun-suk. After him are Peter Hook, Miroslav Vitouš, Nathan East, Valentina Lisitsa, Jim Keltner, and Dominic Miller.

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Among people born in 1914, Sonny Boy Williamson I ranks 220Before him are Xosé María Díaz Castro, Mary Carlisle, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Carlos Menditeguy, Arnold Denker, and Jo Cals. After him are Jyoti Basu, Julio Caro Baroja, Reidar Kvammen, Juanita Moore, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, and Evelyn Furtsch. Among people deceased in 1948, Sonny Boy Williamson I ranks 125Before him are Zhu Ziqing, Abraham Brill, Sylvanus Morley, Gregg Toland, Malcolm Campbell, and C. Aubrey Smith. After him are John Anderson, Edgar Kennedy, Frank Benford, Claude McKay, Mary Eaton, and Yellapragada Subbarow.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Boy Williamson I ranks 5,577 out of 12,171Before him are Samuel Garman (1843), Sonia Sotomayor (1954), Barton MacLane (1902), Glenn Branca (1948), Golden State Killer (1945), and Kate Mara (1983). After him are Jim Steinman (1947), Gavin MacLeod (1931), Pruitt Taylor Vince (1960), Henry Lee III (1756), Beverly Sills (1929), and Monique Alexander (1982).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sonny Boy Williamson I ranks 455Before him are Frank Thomas (1912), Gene Clark (1944), Memphis Slim (1915), Frankie Knuckles (1955), Billy Corgan (1967), and Joey Kramer (1950). After him are Nathan East (1955), Jim Keltner (1942), Desmond Child (1953), Barry McGuire (1935), Blind Willie McTell (1898), and Paul Butterfield (null).