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 1,062,250 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Art Blakey is the 222nd most popular musician (up from 245th in 2019), the 1,300th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,312th in 2019) and the 63rd 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 222 out of 2,675Before him are Mauro Giuliani, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, Klaus Nomi, and Ike Turner. After him are Peter Tosh, Louis Vierne, Carl Michael Bellman, Georges Prêtre, Count Basie, and Leslie Cheung.

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Among people born in 1919, Art Blakey ranks 47Before him are Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Oleg Penkovsky, Chavela Vargas, Joseph Murray, Jennifer Jones, and Georges Duby. After him are Martin Balsam, Liberace, Lauri Törni, Merce Cunningham, Margaret Burbidge, and Hermine Braunsteiner. Among people deceased in 1990, Art Blakey ranks 41Before him are Bruno Kreisky, Taiichi Ohno, Yiannis Ritsos, Lawrence Durrell, Vasili Kuznetsov, and Aaron Copland. After him are Ugo Tognazzi, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Ivan Serov, and Philippe Soupault.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Art Blakey ranks 1,300 out of 15,968Before him are Harry Harrison (1925), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Douglas McGregor (1906), Ben Stiller (1965), Alan Alda (1936), and Wesley Snipes (1962). After him are Candice Bergen (1946), Bob Kahn (1938), Tony Lip (1930), Charles Eames (1907), Virginia Cherrill (1908), and David Morse (1953).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Art Blakey ranks 63Before him are Joe Jackson (1928), Joe Satriani (1956), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Eddie Cochran (1938), Fats Domino (1928), and Ike Turner (1931). After him are Count Basie (1904), Duff McKagan (1964), Paul Stanley (1952), Marilyn Manson (1969), Scott McKenzie (1939), and Jaco Pastorius (1951).