Chet Atkins

1924 - 2001

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Chester Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as "Mr. Guitar" and "The Country Gentleman", was an American musician 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 a guitarist, but he also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele, and occasionally sang. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chet Atkins has received more than 2,136,233 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Chet Atkins is the 397th most popular musician (down from 374th in 2019), the 2,233rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,076th in 2019) and the 121st most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Chet Atkins ranks 397 out of 2,662Before him are Bernie Taupin, Jacques Dutronc, Wayne Shorter, John Frusciante, Ivry Gitlis, and Sérgio Mendes. After him are Geezer Butler, Wojciech Żywny, András Schiff, Serj Tankian, Duane Allman, and Theodor Leschetizky.

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Among people born in 1924, Chet Atkins ranks 100Before him are Claude Sautet, Tengiz Abuladze, Katy Jurado, Roland Petit, Luigi Musso, and Robert Frank. After him are Pat Hingle, Georg Ratzinger, Jacques Vergès, Machiko Kyō, Neville Marriner, and Geraldine Page. Among people deceased in 2001, Chet Atkins ranks 60Before him are Vittorio Brambilla, Soad Hosny, Joseph Greenberg, Joey Ramone, Perry Como, and Jean-Pierre Aumont. After him are Marvin Harris, Birendra of Nepal, John Phillips, Seishiro Shimatani, Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, and Giuseppe Sinopoli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chet Atkins ranks 2,233 out of 18,182Before him are Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Clark Ashton Smith (1893), Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Ricky Nelson (1940), and Richard Sennett (1943). After him are Eva Longoria (1975), James Newton Howard (1951), Russ Meyer (1922), Anastacia (1968), Vera Farmiga (1973), and Mary Steenburgen (1953).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chet Atkins ranks 121Before him are Tony Levin (1946), Buddy Guy (1936), Pat Martino (1944), Moondog (1916), Wayne Shorter (1933), and John Frusciante (1970). After him are Duane Allman (1946), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Peggy Lee (1920), John Phillips (1935), Maurice White (1941), and Lester Young (1909).