Art Tatum

1909 - 1956

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Arthur Tatum Jr. (, October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist who is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever. From early in his career, fellow musicians acclaimed Tatum's technical ability as extraordinary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Art Tatum has received more than 1,176,352 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Art Tatum is the 290th most popular musician (down from 271st in 2019), the 1,643rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,582nd in 2019) and the 82nd most popular American Musician.

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  • 59.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Art Tatum ranks 290 out of 3,175Before him are Bill Haley, Sidney Bechet, Kirk Hammett, John Mayall, Eddie Cochran, and Yanni. After him are Leopold Auer, Sixto Rodriguez, Terpander, André Previn, Riccardo Cocciante, and Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller.

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Among people born in 1909, Art Tatum ranks 54Before him are Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Rudolf Brandt, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Rollo May, James Mason, and Otto Kumm. After him are Princess Ileana of Romania, Hideo Sakai, Aenne Burda, Joseph Losey, Nikolay Bogolyubov, and Grażyna Bacewicz. Among people deceased in 1956, Art Tatum ranks 47Before him are Alfredo Ferrari, Alben W. Barkley, Mahmud Barzanji, Gustave Charpentier, Gianpiero Combi, and Walter Sydney Adams. After him are Lyonel Feininger, Savielly Tartakower, Erich Kleiber, Hiram Bingham III, Infante Alfonso of Spain, and Otto Schmidt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Art Tatum ranks 1,643 out of 20,380Before him are Jackie Coogan (1914), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), Eddie Cochran (1938), Cleveland Abbe (1838), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), and Elisha Gray (1835). After him are Wes Studi (1947), Larry Holmes (1949), Annie Leibovitz (1949), Jack Black (1969), Diane Arbus (1923), and William Morris Davis (1850).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Art Tatum ranks 82Before him are Burt Bacharach (1928), Marilyn Manson (1969), Bill Haley (1925), Sidney Bechet (1897), Kirk Hammett (1962), and Eddie Cochran (1938). After him are Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Jerry Reed (1937), John Densmore (1944), Joe Satriani (1956), Robby Krieger (1946), and Fats Domino (1928).