Sonny Boy Williamson II

1912 - 1965

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Alex or Aleck Miller (né 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 512,790 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Sonny Boy Williamson II is the 570th most popular singer (up from 738th in 2019), the 3,321st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,953rd in 2019) and the 171st most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 570 out of 3,541Before him are David Lee Roth, Shania Twain, Asha Bhosle, Mary Hopkin, Leonid Utyosov, and Šaban Bajramović. After him are Afrika Bambaataa, Mady Mesplé, Ed Sheeran, Del Shannon, Michael Kiske, and Peter Frampton.

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Among people born in 1912, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 135Before him are Kristina Söderbaum, Folco Lulli, Maria Montez, Thorbjørn Egner, Domingos da Guia, and Võ Chí Công. After him are Georges Franju, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, Nancy Wake, Kurt Sanderling, Lev Kopelev, and Eve Arnold. Among people deceased in 1965, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 83Before him are Fred Quimby, Vittorio Jano, Abraham Fraenkel, Alfredo Guzzoni, Edward R. Murrow, and Shirley Jackson. After him are Ladislao Vajda, Leopold Figl, Judy Holliday, Mae Murray, Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, and Arthur Holmes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 3,321 out of 15,968Before him are Ralph Macchio (1961), Jon Cryer (1965), John G. Trump (1907), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), Patrick Henry (1736), and Kylie Jenner (1997). After him are Barbara Kruger (1945), Dominic Chianese (1931), Frederic Forrest (1936), Alfre Woodard (1952), Sam Phillips (1923), and Emile Ardolino (1943).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Boy Williamson II ranks 171Before him are Coolio (1963), Pat Boone (1934), Pink (1979), La Toya Jackson (1956), Ice Cube (1969), and David Lee Roth (1954). After him are Afrika Bambaataa (1957), Del Shannon (1934), Bobby Vinton (1935), Jay-Z (1969), Barbara Hendricks (1948), and Sheryl Crow (1962).