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Cannonball Adderley

1928 - 1975

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Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.Adderley is perhaps best remembered for the 1966 soul jazz single "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", which was written for him by his keyboardist Joe Zawinul and became a major crossover hit on the pop and R&B charts. A cover version by the Buckinghams, who added lyrics, also reached No. 5 on the charts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cannonball Adderley has received more than 1,145,276 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Cannonball Adderley is the 439th most popular musician (down from 386th in 2019), the 2,397th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,129th in 2019) and the 133rd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Cannonball Adderley ranks 439 out of 2,662Before him are Alicia de Larrocha, Phil Rudd, Joe Perry, Artur Schnabel, Michel Polnareff, and Tom Fogerty. After him are Dexter Gordon, Armin van Buuren, Maurice André, Edwin Fischer, Rubén González, and Robert Wyatt.

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Among people born in 1928, Cannonball Adderley ranks 147Before him are Jean Kennedy Smith, Federico Bahamontes, Nick Holonyak, Juan María Bordaberry, Vidal Sassoon, and Lorna Wing. After him are László Budai, Ali Kafi, Peter Naur, Joseph Kittinger, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and Alexis Korner. Among people deceased in 1975, Cannonball Adderley ranks 70Before him are Lyubov Orlova, William A. Wellman, Robert Stolz, Clyde Tolson, Michel Simon, and Fredric March. After him are Madeleine Vionnet, Hans Swarowsky, Hiroshi Ōshima, Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, K. Kamaraj, and Nihal Atsız.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cannonball Adderley ranks 2,397 out of 18,182Before him are Ric Flair (1949), Maria Bello (1967), Donna Karan (1948), Erin Brockovich (1960), Lionel Barrymore (1878), and Tom Fogerty (1941). After him are Stanley Kamel (1943), H. Robert Horvitz (1947), Barbara Hershey (1948), Lindsay Wagner (1949), Leslie White (1900), and Tracy Chapman (1964).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Cannonball Adderley ranks 133Before him are Lester Young (1909), Van Cliburn (1934), Bud Powell (1924), Wes Montgomery (1923), Joe Perry (1950), and Tom Fogerty (1941). After him are Dexter Gordon (1923), Richie Sambora (1959), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), King Oliver (1881), Dennis Wilson (1944), and Philly Joe Jones (1923).