Billy Strayhorn

1915 - 1967

Billy Strayhorn

William Thomas Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best remembered for his long-time collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington that lasted nearly three decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Strayhorn has received more than 546,419 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,473rd most popular musician.

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  • 550k

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  • 41.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Billy Strayhorn ranks 1,476 out of 2,258Before him are Jerry Wexler, Bootsy Collins, Marisa Monte, Jerry Cantrell, Peter Buck, and Otis Spann. After him are Buddy Miles, Mark Hoppus, Jimmie Vaughan, Jimmy Dorsey, Simone Young, and Robin Trower.

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Among people born in 1915, Billy Strayhorn ranks 181Before him are Alice Faye, Gary Merrill, Priscilla Lane, Brenda Marshall, Jean Parker, and Brian Shawe-Taylor. After him are Helmut Niedermayr, John Woodruff, William Hopper, Khushwant Singh, Anita Louise, and Ewan MacColl. Among people deceased in 1967, Billy Strayhorn ranks 182Before him are Enrico Porro, Samuel Mosberg, James Dunn, Stanley Bruce, Edward Givens, and Grace Cunard. After him are Henry J. Kaiser, Joe Orton, Nelson Eddy, Joe Meek, Alice Lake, and Tom Conway.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Strayhorn ranks 7,066 out of 12,171Before him are Peter Buck (1956), Otis Spann (null), Russell Westbrook (1988), Terry Bradshaw (1948), Kay Francis (1905), and Eugene Pallette (1889). After him are Buddy Miles (1947), Mike Gravel (1930), Julianne Nicholson (1971), Kid Rock (1971), Walt Faulkner (1918), and Bizarre (1976).