Bud Powell

1924 - 1966

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Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 – July 31, 1966) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Along with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz. His virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bud Powell has received more than 602,903 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Bud Powell is the 397th most popular musician (up from 433rd in 2019), the 2,177th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,231st in 2019) and the 127th most popular American Musician.

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  • 29

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Among musicians, Bud Powell ranks 397 out of 2,675Before him are Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, Isao Tomita, Mischa Maisky, Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Winter, and Fred Durst. After him are Géza Anda, Michael Schenker, Lee Soo-man, Bert Kaempfert, Rubén González, and David Popper.

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Among people born in 1924, Bud Powell ranks 100Before him are Chet Atkins, James Black, George Mikan, Kenneth Kaunda, Marina Berti, and Ottmar Walter. After him are Neville Marriner, Geraldine Page, Robert Frank, Walter Gotell, Richard Bull, and Claude Sautet. Among people deceased in 1966, Bud Powell ranks 61Before him are Wäinö Aaltonen, Hendrik Verwoerd, Demchugdongrub, Battista Farina, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Amédée Ozenfant. After him are Margaret Sanger, Marguerite Long, Yasuji Okamura, Victor Brauner, Fritz Wunderlich, and Edmond Locard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bud Powell ranks 2,177 out of 15,968Before him are Vera Farmiga (1973), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Robert Ballard (1942), Armand Assante (1949), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), and Fred Durst (1970). After him are Griffin Dunne (1955), Henry J. Heinz (1844), Preston Tucker (1903), Neil Sedaka (1939), Roberta Flack (1937), and Blythe Danner (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bud Powell ranks 127Before him are King Oliver (1881), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Eric Carr (1950), Joe Perry (1950), Johnny Winter (1944), and Fred Durst (1970). After him are Tony Levin (1946), Tito Puente (1923), Freddie King (1934), Joe Pass (1929), Grace Slick (1939), and Gerry Mulligan (1927).