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Sonny Boy Williamson II

1912 - 1965

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Alex or Aleck Miller (originally Ford, possibly December 5, 1912 – May 24, 1965), known later in his career as Sonny Boy Williamson, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He was an early and influential blues harp stylist who recorded successfully in the 1950s and 1960s. Miller used various names, including Rice Miller and Little Boy Blue, before calling himself Sonny Boy Williamson, which was also the name of a popular Chicago blues singer and harmonica player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Boy Williamson II has received more than 748,289 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Sonny Boy Williamson II is the 940th most popular singer (down from 569th in 2019), the 5,159th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,320th in 2019) and the 266th most popular American Singer.

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  • 23

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  • 3.71

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Among singers, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 940 out of 3,528Before him are Kićo Slabinac, Leland Sklar, Helen Reddy, Célestine Galli-Marié, Caterina Caselli, and Oleg Gazmanov. After him are Mustafa Sandal, Belinda Carlisle, Chris Farlowe, Kiki Dee, Flora Purim, and Basia.

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Among people born in 1912, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 202Before him are Romain Maes, Herluf Bidstrup, Lightnin' Hopkins, Enoch Powell, Vlastimil Kopecký, and Maksim Tank. After him are Louis Paul Boon, Nihat Erim, Peter Walker, György Szűcs, Khalid Bakdash, and Ichiji Otani. Among people deceased in 1965, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 118Before him are Harry Crerar, Henry Cowell, Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues, Alejandro Casona, Julius Skutnabb, and Philip Showalter Hench. After him are Viola Desmond, Aldo Nadi, Adlai Stevenson II, Konstantin Muraviev, Amílcar Barbuy, and Mae Murray.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 5,159 out of 18,182Before him are Donald Johanson (1943), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), Mark Moses (1958), Blackie Lawless (1956), Martha Hyer (1924), and Bradley Whitford (1959). After him are Betsy Blair (1923), Peter Straub (1943), Quanah Parker (1845), Dennis Franz (1944), James Arness (1923), and Belinda Carlisle (1958).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 266Before him are Johnny Nash (1940), Nate Dogg (1969), Vanilla Ice (1967), Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Eydie Gormé (1928), and Leland Sklar (1947). After him are Belinda Carlisle (1958), Phil Anselmo (1968), Donny Hathaway (1945), Rita Coolidge (1945), Tammy Wynette (1942), and Ted Neeley (1943).