Tommy Bolin

1951 - 1976

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Thomas Richard Bolin (August 1, 1951 – December 4, 1976) was an American guitarist and songwriter who played with Zephyr (from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (from 1973 to 1974), and Deep Purple (from 1975 to 1976), in addition to maintaining a notable career as a solo artist and session musician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tommy Bolin has received more than 1,094,255 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Tommy Bolin is the 528th most popular musician (up from 575th in 2019), the 2,738th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,865th in 2019) and the 168th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Tommy Bolin ranks 528 out of 2,675Before him are Billy Cobham, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Nick Simper, Glenn Frey, Robert Wyatt, and Michel Petrucciani. After him are Martin Birch, Christoph Schneider, Chris Martin, Ace Frehley, Annie Fischer, and Kai Hansen.

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Among people born in 1951, Tommy Bolin ranks 100Before him are Isabel Preysler, Antonis Samaras, Lynda Carter, Mick Mars, Carl Wieman, and Pierre Lemaitre. After him are Treat Williams, Ubol Ratana, Ace Frehley, Behgjet Pacolli, Christian Lacroix, and Joachim Streich. Among people deceased in 1976, Tommy Bolin ranks 85Before him are Orlando Letelier, Paul Morand, Wilder Penfield, Paul Strand, Howlin' Wolf, and Zhang Wentian. After him are Karl Schäfer, Sal Mineo, Evert Taube, Gottfried von Cramm, Rudolf Kempe, and Silvana Armenulić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tommy Bolin ranks 2,738 out of 15,968Before him are Triple H (1969), Don S. Davis (1942), Jessye Norman (1945), Jim Thorpe (1887), Donald Davidson (1917), and Tina Aumont (1946). After him are Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), August Derleth (1909), Harpo Marx (1888), Treat Williams (1951), Alfred Bester (1913), and Pat Riley (1945).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tommy Bolin ranks 168Before him are Curtis Mayfield (1942), Lead Belly (1888), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Nikki Sixx (1958), Tom Fogerty (1941), and Glenn Frey (1948). After him are Ace Frehley (1951), Artie Shaw (1910), Benny Golson (1929), John Lewis (1920), Alan Menken (1949), and Marty Friedman (1962).