Charlie Christian

1916 - 1942

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Charles Henry Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist. Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlie Christian has received more than 527,166 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Charlie Christian is the 631st most popular musician (down from 617th in 2019), the 3,262nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,005th in 2019) and the 218th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Charlie Christian ranks 631 out of 2,675Before him are Steve Gadd, Alan Wilson, Link Wray, Julian Fontana, Tim Buckley, and Hermeto Pascoal. After him are Bob Sinclar, Dick Taylor, İdil Biret, Claude Bolling, David A. Stewart, and Vagif Mustafazadeh.

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Among people born in 1916, Charlie Christian ranks 111Before him are Ignacio Trelles, Edmundo Suárez, Chiang Wei-kuo, Rossano Brazzi, Unica Zürn, and Halil İnalcık. After him are Shirley Jackson, Jackie Gleason, Jurij Brězan, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Erik Nilsson, and Iosif Shklovsky. Among people deceased in 1942, Charlie Christian ranks 91Before him are Vera Figner, Yuri Kondratyuk, Titus Brandsma, A. E. Waite, Walther von Lüttwitz, and Konstantin Balmont. After him are Léon Daudet, Rudolf Spielmann, Joseph Schmidt, Yakov Perelman, Adolf Hühnlein, and Kiyoura Keigo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charlie Christian ranks 3,262 out of 15,968Before him are Marc Jacobs (1963), Wayne Knight (1955), Paul Goodman (1911), Clancy Brown (1959), Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), and Pink (1979). After him are Edward R. Murrow (1908), William Klein (1928), Marla Maples (1963), Chris O'Donnell (1970), Milton George Henschel (1920), and Kenneth Anger (1927).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Charlie Christian ranks 218Before him are Scott Walker (1943), Kenny G (1956), Steve Gadd (1945), Alan Wilson (1943), Link Wray (1929), and Tim Buckley (1947). After him are Scott Bradley (1891), Kenny Loggins (1948), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), Sam Phillips (1923), Joan Jett (1958), and Charley Patton (1891).