Spike Jones

1911 - 1965

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Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, hiccups, burps and outlandish and comedic vocals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Spike Jones has received more than 1,122,399 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Spike Jones is the 1,107th most popular composer (down from 939th in 2019), the 7,409th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,509th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular American Composer.

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  • 16

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  • 3.29

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Among composers, Spike Jones ranks 1,107 out of 1,228Before him are Harry Warren, Adolph Deutsch, William Sterndale Bennett, Masaaki Suzuki, Gavin Bryars, and David Raksin. After him are Junkie XL, David Arnold, Howard Hanson, John Debney, John Kander, and H. C. Robbins Landon.

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Among people born in 1911, Spike Jones ranks 257Before him are Albina Osipowich, Sonny Terry, Ashok Kumar, Terence Rattigan, Wilbert Awdry, and Charles Walters. After him are Marie Kraja, Maurice Goldhaber, Johan van Hulst, Bob Kiesel, Momčilo Đokić, and Chris Berger. Among people deceased in 1965, Spike Jones ranks 162Before him are Geoffrey de Havilland, Teodor Koskenniemi, Tadd Dameron, Lorraine Hansberry, Hilario López, and W. T. Cosgrave. After him are Myra Hess, Everett Sloane, Chris Berger, Robert Benson, Vasily Struve, and Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Spike Jones ranks 7,409 out of 15,968Before him are Ruth Roman (1922), Fred Hansen (1940), Charles Augustus Young (1834), Charles Walters (1911), Spark Matsunaga (1916), and Eva LaRue (1966). After him are Alice Coachman (1923), Efraim Zuroff (1948), Thelma Houston (1946), Susan Lucci (1946), Leslie Uggams (1943), and Dylan Walsh (1963).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Spike Jones ranks 83Before him are Kevin MacLeod (1972), William Schuman (1910), Marco Beltrami (1966), Brad Fiedel (1951), Harry Warren (1893), and David Raksin (1912). After him are Howard Hanson (1896), John Debney (1956), John Kander (1927), H. C. Robbins Landon (1926), Earl Scruggs (1924), and Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884).