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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 4,735,096 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Charlie Parker is the 57th most popular musician (down from 54th in 2019), the 352nd most popular biography from United States (down from 347th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Musician.

Charlie Parker is most famous for his bebop jazz music.

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  • 65

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  • 6.30

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  • 4.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Charlie Parker ranks 57 out of 2,662Before him are Roger Waters, Isaac Albéniz, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, and Victor Borge. After him are Robert Johnson, Ritchie Blackmore, Giorgio Moroder, Pablo Casals, Glenn Gould, and Pablo de Sarasate.

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Among people born in 1920, Charlie Parker ranks 14Before him are Rosalind Franklin, Ray Bradbury, Farouk of Egypt, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Mario Puzo, and Paul Celan. After him are Éric Rohmer, Melina Mercouri, Gianni Rodari, Zecharia Sitchin, Amália Rodrigues, and Juan Antonio Samaranch. Among people deceased in 1955, Charlie Parker ranks 9Before him are Thomas Mann, James Dean, Dale Carnegie, José Ortega y Gasset, Sadako Sasaki, and António Egas Moniz. After him are Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Alberto Ascari, Rodolfo Graziani, Helmuth Weidling, and Arthur Honegger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charlie Parker ranks 352 out of 18,182Before him are William Jennings Bryan (1860), Harvey Keitel (1939), Steve Ballmer (1956), Christopher Walken (1943), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), and Tim Burton (1958). After him are Robert Forster (1941), James A. Garfield (1831), 50 Cent (1975), Arthur Compton (1892), Jack Lemmon (1925), and Henry James (1843).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Charlie Parker ranks 15Before him are Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), and Chuck Berry (1926). After him are Robert Johnson (1911), Chet Baker (1929), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Cliff Burton (1962), Iggy Pop (1947), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916).

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