Sonny Terry

1911 - 1986

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Saunders Teddell, or Saunders Terrell (or other variants, sources differ) (October 24, 1911 – March 11, 1986), known as Sonny Terry, was an American Piedmont blues and folk musician, who was known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers and occasionally imitations of trains and fox hunts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Terry has received more than 210,135 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Sonny Terry is the 1,344th most popular singer (down from 1,293rd in 2019), the 7,343rd most popular biography from United States and the 372nd most popular American Singer.

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  • 210k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sonny Terry ranks 1,344 out of 3,541Before him are Alan Jackson, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Raf, Ellen Allien, Florence Ballard, and Emma Kirkby. After him are Aygün Kazımova, Peter Sarstedt, Omar Souleyman, Kim Jong-kook, Joy Fleming, and Leonid Sobinov.

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Among people born in 1911, Sonny Terry ranks 252Before him are Gilles Grangier, István Énekes, Heinrich Mark, Sten Suvio, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Albina Osipowich. After him are Ashok Kumar, Terence Rattigan, Wilbert Awdry, Charles Walters, Spike Jones, and Marie Kraja. Among people deceased in 1986, Sonny Terry ranks 198Before him are Policarpo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Ria Baran, Jo Gartner, Alberto Zorrilla, Sulo Bärlund, and Neerja Bhanot. After him are Noboru Terada, Richard Manuel, Emil Jónsson, Bert Schneider, Robert Alda, and D. R. Kaprekar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Terry ranks 7,343 out of 15,968Before him are Michael D. Coe (1929), Ross Ulbricht (1984), Earl Holliman (1928), Florence R. Sabin (1871), Charles Horton Peck (1833), and Regina King (1971). After him are Marilynne Robinson (1943), William Blum (1933), Tony Hillerman (1925), Donald Richie (1924), Diamanda Galás (1955), and Lynn-Holly Johnson (1958).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Terry ranks 372Before him are Richard Tucker (1913), Roy Clark (1933), Guru (1961), Helen Kane (1904), Alan Jackson (1958), and Florence Ballard (1943). After him are Thelma Houston (1946), Diane Warren (1956), Chris Connor (1927), Ronnie Spector (1943), Skeeter Davis (1931), and Rufus Thomas (1917).