Billy Cobham

1944 - Today

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William Emanuel Cobham Jr. (born May 16, 1944) is a Panamanian–American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Cobham has received more than 799,503 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Billy Cobham is the 522nd most popular musician (down from 463rd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Panama (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Panamanian Musician.

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  • 800k

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  • 64.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Billy Cobham ranks 522 out of 2,675Before him are Tom Fogerty, Josef Hofmann, Thom Yorke, Milton Nascimento, Salvatore Accardo, and Paul Rodgers. After him are Lee "Scratch" Perry, Nick Simper, Glenn Frey, Robert Wyatt, Michel Petrucciani, and Tommy Bolin.

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Among people born in 1944, Billy Cobham ranks 173Before him are Nana Akufo-Addo, Bernard Tschumi, Gary Glitter, G. W. Bailey, Adriano Galliani, and Ton Koopman. After him are António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Ian Wilmut, Karen Armstrong, Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Ayad Allawi, and Adrian Smith.

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In Panama

Among people born in Panama, Billy Cobham ranks 9 out of 59Before him are Carlos Fuentes (1928), Omar Torrijos (1929), Edward A. Murphy Jr. (1918), Roberto Durán (1951), Miguel Bosé (1956), and Rubén Blades (1948). After him are Diego de Almagro II (1520), Jordana Brewster (1980), Laurentino Cortizo (1953), Alexis Texas (1985), Guillermo Endara (1936), and Ricardo Martinelli (1952).

Among MUSICIANS In Panama

Among musicians born in Panama, Billy Cobham ranks 1