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Booker Ervin

1930 - 1970

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Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – August 31, 1970) was an American tenor saxophone player. His tenor playing was characterised by a strong, tough sound and blues/gospel phrasing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Booker Ervin has received more than 126,896 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Booker Ervin is the 1,926th most popular musician (down from 1,799th in 2019), the 9,939th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,219th in 2019) and the 787th most popular American Musician.

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  • 16

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  • 2.85

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  • 2.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Booker Ervin ranks 1,926 out of 2,662Before him are James Moody, Bushido, Patricia Barber, John Prine, Midori, and Truls Mørk. After him are Pete Quaife, Axwell, Tabea Zimmermann, Frank Gambale, Doug Sampson, and Mahmood.

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Among people born in 1930, Booker Ervin ranks 494Before him are Nikolai Puchkov, F. Albert Cotton, Bertha Brouwer, Lionel Cox, Geeta Dutt, and Dolores Huerta. After him are Petar Šegvić, Roberta Peters, Yuriy Tyukalov, Miguel Seijas, Ardalion Ignatyev, and Yevgeny Maskinskov. Among people deceased in 1970, Booker Ervin ranks 227Before him are Edward Everett Horton, William Hopper, Anita Louise, Richard Hofstadter, Okuro Oikawa, and Marjorie Rambeau. After him are John T. Scopes, Earl Hooker, William Daniels, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Maurice Stokes, and Charles Olson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Booker Ervin ranks 9,939 out of 18,182Before him are Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1957), Marissa Mayer (1975), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Andre Iguodala (1984), Taylor Dayne (1962), and Marjorie Rambeau (1889). After him are Sheila Kelley (1961), Bill Mumy (1954), DeMar DeRozan (1989), Cass Gilbert (1859), Dawn Wells (1938), and James Algar (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Booker Ervin ranks 787Before him are Reginald Arvizu (1969), Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), Clem Burke (1954), James Moody (1925), Patricia Barber (1955), and John Prine (1946). After him are Omar Hakim (1959), Adam Yauch (1964), Shelly Manne (1920), Fred Ebb (1928), Dennis Chambers (1959), and Michael Clarke (1946).