Chester Thompson

1948 - Today

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Chester Cortez Thompson (born December 11, 1948) is an American drummer best known for his tenures with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention and the progressive rock band Genesis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chester Thompson has received more than 448,810 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Chester Thompson is the 1,073rd most popular musician (down from 982nd in 2019), the 5,366th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,706th in 2019) and the 405th most popular American Musician.

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  • 450k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Chester Thompson ranks 1,073 out of 2,675Before her are Tom Hamilton, Martin Garrix, James Kottak, Eberhard Weber, Martin Barre, and Lee Ritenour. After her are Robert Stigwood, Aphex Twin, James Jamerson, Desmond Child, Pat Martino, and Hank Marvin.

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Among people born in 1948, Chester Thompson ranks 294Before her are Lojze Peterle, Koloman Gögh, Dave Holland, John Ashton, Ray Clemence, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. After her are Akira Matsunaga, Phylicia Rashad, Tommy Körberg, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, Bud Cort, and Mohammad Mirmohammadi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chester Thompson ranks 5,366 out of 15,968Before her are Jorge Garcia (1973), Lee Ritenour (1952), Robert B. Parker (1932), Richard Jaeckel (1926), Samuel Berger (1884), and Lee Friedlander (1934). After her are Robert Taylor (1932), Brandon Sanderson (1975), John Corigliano (1938), Jane Greer (1924), Grace Lee Whitney (1930), and Faith Domergue (1924).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chester Thompson ranks 405Before her are Linda Perry (1965), Bob James (1939), Buckethead (1969), Tom Hamilton (1951), James Kottak (1962), and Lee Ritenour (1952). After her are James Jamerson (1936), Desmond Child (1953), Pat Martino (1944), Bobby Timmons (1935), Floyd Westerman (1936), and Moe Tucker (1944).