Sonny Terry

1911 - 1986

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Saunders Terrell (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 235,580 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sonny Terry is the 1,565th most popular singer (down from 1,341st in 2019), the 8,393rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,334th in 2019) and the 413th most popular Singer.

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  • 240k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 43.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sonny Terry ranks 1,565 out of 3,528Before him are Zazie, Mika Nakashima, Anahí, Magic Sam, Eleonore Schwarz, and Marty Robbins. After him are Emma Abbott, Mark Murphy, Lu Han, Alma Gluck, Joe Arroyo, and Alan Sorrenti.

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Among people born in 1911, Sonny Terry ranks 301Before him are André Saeys, Gypsy Rose Lee, William T. Stearn, Tokiharu Abe, Bibi Torriani, and Wilhelm Leichum. After him are Johan van Hulst, Sten Suvio, Momčilo Đokić, Kristian Henriksen, Milan Stojanović, and Donald Piper. Among people deceased in 1986, Sonny Terry ranks 224Before him are Rukmini Devi Arundale, Yukiko Okada, Domingo García, Richard Manuel, Adolf Brudes, and Noboru Terada. After him are Albert Scherrer, Alberto Zorrilla, Una Merkel, Ella Baker, Alan Jay Lerner, and István Pelle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Terry ranks 8,393 out of 18,182Before him are Dave Wottle (1950), Paul Pierce (1977), Marty Robbins (1925), Jordan Peele (1979), Vera-Ellen (1921), and G. D. Spradlin (1920). After him are Dove Cameron (1996), Walter Becker (1950), Emma Abbott (1850), AnnaSophia Robb (1993), Rodney Mullen (1966), and Arthur Hunnicutt (1910).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Terry ranks 413Before him are Joe Jonas (1989), Dan Reynolds (1987), Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919), Garth Brooks (1962), Magic Sam (1937), and Marty Robbins (1925). After him are Emma Abbott (1850), Mark Murphy (1932), Lawrence Tibbett (1896), Doc Pomus (1925), Patti Austin (1950), and Jeff Scott Soto (1965).