Benny Golson

1929 - Today

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Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He came to prominence with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie, more as a writer than a performer, before launching his solo career. Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benny Golson has received more than 428,202 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Benny Golson is the 536th most popular musician (down from 394th in 2019), the 2,783rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,059th in 2019) and the 171st most popular American Musician.

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  • 26

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  • 4.61

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  • 2.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Benny Golson ranks 536 out of 2,675Before him are Christoph Schneider, Chris Martin, Ace Frehley, Annie Fischer, Kai Hansen, and Artie Shaw. After him are András Schiff, Âşık Veysel, DJ BoBo, Ewa Demarczyk, Phil Lynott, and Sia.

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Among people born in 1929, Benny Golson ranks 157Before him are Ronnie Biggs, Andre Gunder Frank, Vladimír Menšík, Anna Walentynowicz, René Laloux, and Adalet Ağaoğlu. After him are Rafael Eitan, Sixten Jernberg, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Claude Rich, Poul Schlüter, and Nargis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Benny Golson ranks 2,783 out of 15,968Before him are Bruce Campbell (1958), George B. McClellan (1826), Artie Shaw (1910), Harry Dexter White (1892), John Savage (1949), and Charlie Munger (1924). After him are Peter Coyote (1941), Leon Czolgosz (1873), Marie Tharp (1920), Steve Guttenberg (1958), Eric Schmidt (1955), and Fergie (1975).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Benny Golson ranks 171Before him are Nikki Sixx (1958), Tom Fogerty (1941), Glenn Frey (1948), Tommy Bolin (1951), Ace Frehley (1951), and Artie Shaw (1910). After him are John Lewis (1920), Alan Menken (1949), Marty Friedman (1962), Tom Petty (1950), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), and The Big Bopper (1930).