Barbara Thompson

1944 - 2022

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Barbara Gracey Thompson MBE (27 July 1944 – 9 July 2022) was an English jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer. She studied clarinet, flute, piano and classical composition at the Royal College of Music, but the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane made her shift her interests to jazz and saxophone. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Thompson has received more than 8,631 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Barbara Thompson is the 1,679th most popular musician, the 4,307th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 272nd most popular British Musician.

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  • 8.6k

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  • 45.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Barbara Thompson ranks 1,679 out of 3,175Before her are Mary Wilson, José Antonio Labordeta, John Michael Talbot, Vinnie Moore, Nick Jonas, and Robert Del Naja. After her are Nigo, Marc Ribot, Billy Strayhorn, Thurston Moore, Johnny Marr, and Pino Palladino.

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Among people born in 1944, Barbara Thompson ranks 571Before her are Giorgi Sichinava, Ana Derșidan-Ene-Pascu, Fannie Flagg, Mary Wilson, Pierre Trentin, and Earl Monroe. After her are Tore Berger, Per Ivar Moe, Jan Johansen, Christoph Hein, Joachim Marx, and Alexander Berzin. Among people deceased in 2022, Barbara Thompson ranks 452Before her are Vladimir Makei, Txetxu Rojo, Eugenio Scalfari, Barbara Ehrenreich, Ana Derșidan-Ene-Pascu, and Miodrag Ješić. After her are Galina Shamrai, Pietro Citati, Leslie Jordan, József Tóth, Judith Durham, and Ilkka Kanerva.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Barbara Thompson ranks 4,307 out of 8,785Before her are Phyllis Covell (1895), Katrin Cartlidge (1961), Cliff Bastin (1912), John Rupert Firth (1890), Robert Del Naja (1966), and Brian Aherne (1902). After her are John Ireland (1879), Mark Haddon (1962), Leslie Orgel (1927), Jon Amiel (1948), David Cox (1783), and Malcolm Muggeridge (1903).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Barbara Thompson ranks 272Before her are Glenn Cornick (1947), Alex Turner (1986), Peter Hook (1956), Steve Clark (1960), William Primrose (1904), and Robert Del Naja (1966). After her are Johnny Marr (1963), Pino Palladino (1957), Jarvis Cocker (1963), Boz Burrell (1946), Ian McLagan (1945), and Sophie Muller (1962).