Chet Atkins

1924 - 2001

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Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as "Mr. Guitar" and "The Country Gentleman", was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, helped create the Nashville sound, the country music style which expanded its appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chet Atkins has received more than 1,944,740 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Chet Atkins is the 374th most popular musician (down from 338th in 2019), the 2,077th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,796th in 2019) and the 117th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Chet Atkins ranks 374 out of 2,675Before him are Ralf Hütter, Dexter Gordon, Agustín Barrios, Rezső Seress, Wes Montgomery, and Baden Powell. After him are Ian Anderson, Jelly Roll Morton, Artur Schnabel, Wojciech Żywny, Bebo Valdés, and Alicia de Larrocha.

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Among people born in 1924, Chet Atkins ranks 94Before him are Abderrahmane Youssoufi, Dorothy Malone, Moktar Ould Daddah, Israel Tal, E. P. Thompson, and Noboru Takeshita. After him are James Black, George Mikan, Kenneth Kaunda, Marina Berti, Ottmar Walter, and Bud Powell. Among people deceased in 2001, Chet Atkins ranks 61Before him are Katharine Graham, Edward Gierek, Seishiro Shimatani, David Graf, Donald J. Cram, and Perry Como. After him are Isao Inokuma, Michele Alboreto, Luis Carniglia, Liisi Oterma, Marvin Harris, and Jaroslav Drobný.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chet Atkins ranks 2,077 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Borzage (1894), Sojourner Truth (1797), Abigail Adams (1744), Chuck Yeager (1923), Sam Raimi (1959), and Ricky Nelson (1940). After him are Hubert Humphrey (1911), Carl Andre (1935), Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), John C. Mather (1946), Ric Flair (1949), and Frank Lucas (1930).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chet Atkins ranks 117Before him are Wayne Shorter (1933), Moby (1965), John Densmore (1944), Peter Criss (1945), Dexter Gordon (1923), and Wes Montgomery (1923). After him are Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Maurice White (1941), Philly Joe Jones (1923), King Oliver (1881), Cannonball Adderley (1928), and Eric Carr (1950).