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Art Blakey

1919 - 1990

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Arthur Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was also known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he converted to Islam for a short time in the late 1940s.Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He then worked with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Art Blakey has received more than 1,130,153 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Art Blakey is the 256th most popular musician (down from 222nd in 2019), the 1,511th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,299th in 2019) and the 71st most popular American Musician.

Art Blakey was a jazz drummer who is most famous for being the drummer for the Jazz Messengers.

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Among musicians, Art Blakey ranks 256 out of 2,662Before him are Slash, Lars Ulrich, Paul Wittgenstein, Wanda Landowska, Ian Curtis, and Sonny Rollins. After him are Arthur Nikisch, John Zorn, Fats Domino, Friedrich Gulda, Peter Tosh, and Sia.

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Among people born in 1919, Art Blakey ranks 50Before him are César Manrique, Chavela Vargas, James Lovelock, Georges Duby, Lauri Törni, and Martin Balsam. After him are William Lipscomb, Donald J. Cram, Teruo Nakamura, Ryszard Kaczorowski, Ian Smith, and Mohamed Boudiaf. Among people deceased in 1990, Art Blakey ranks 46Before him are Aaron Copland, Oldřich Nejedlý, Patrick White, Vasili Kuznetsov, Jill Ireland, and Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni. After him are Ugo Tognazzi, Alexander Pechersky, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Reinaldo Arenas, Yiannis Ritsos, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Art Blakey ranks 1,511 out of 18,182Before him are Anthony Kiedis (1962), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Janet Gaynor (1906), J. Michael Bishop (1936), J. Allen Hynek (1910), and Pat Nixon (1912). After him are Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), Betty Friedan (1921), Gus Grissom (1926), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Richard Fleischer (1916).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Art Blakey ranks 71Before him are Izzy Stradlin (1962), Kirk Hammett (1962), Marilyn Manson (1969), Paul Stanley (1952), Mike Portnoy (1967), and Sonny Rollins (1930). After him are John Zorn (1953), Fats Domino (1928), Eddie Cochran (1938), Art Tatum (1909), Sidney Bechet (1897), and Beck (1970).