Charlie Parker

1920 - 1955

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Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), nicknamed "Bird" or "Yardbird", was an American jazz saxophonist, band leader and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlie Parker has received more than 4,054,968 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Charlie Parker is the 54th most popular musician (up from 70th in 2019), the 347th most popular biography from United States (up from 379th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Musician.

Charlie Parker is most famous for his bebop jazz music.

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  • 4.1M

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  • 75.97

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  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Charlie Parker ranks 54 out of 2,675Before him are Jon Lord, André Rieu, Paul Simon, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. After him are Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Johnson, Pablo Casals, and Syd Barrett.

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Among people born in 1920, Charlie Parker ranks 13Before him are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, Farouk of Egypt, and Paul Celan. After him are Juan Antonio Samaranch, Montgomery Clift, Éric Rohmer, Gianni Rodari, Traudl Junge, and Zecharia Sitchin. Among people deceased in 1955, Charlie Parker ranks 9Before him are Thomas Mann, James Dean, Dale Carnegie, Fernand Léger, José Ortega y Gasset, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. After him are Sadako Sasaki, Arthur Honegger, Helmuth Weidling, António Egas Moniz, Alberto Ascari, and Maurice Utrillo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charlie Parker ranks 347 out of 15,968Before him are James A. Garfield (1831), Jerry Lewis (1926), Kurt Cobain (1967), Paul Auster (1947), Angelina Jolie (1975), and Richard Bach (1936). After him are Mary Cassatt (1844), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Rachel Carson (1907), Joe Dassin (1938), Marvin Gaye (1939), and Anthony Perkins (1932).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Charlie Parker ranks 16Before him are Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Brian Wilson (1942), and Paul Simon (1941). After him are Robert Johnson (1911), Iggy Pop (1947), Chet Baker (1929), Dean Martin (1917), John Coltrane (1926), and Duke Ellington (1899).