Chet Baker

1929 - 1988

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Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chet Baker has received more than 5,307,393 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Chet Baker is the 96th most popular musician (down from 64th in 2019), the 552nd most popular biography from United States (down from 382nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Musician.

Chet Baker is most famous for being a jazz trumpeter and singer. He was also a heroin addict and died of an overdose in 1988.

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  • 5.3M

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  • 51

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  • 4.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Chet Baker ranks 96 out of 3,175Before him are Glenn Gould, Paul Simon, Charlie Parker, David Oistrakh, Alice Cooper, and Dschinghis Khan. After him are Frank Farian, Angus Young, Quincy Jones, Lemmy, John Coltrane, and Paul Mauriat.

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Among people born in 1929, Chet Baker ranks 35Before him are Sam Nujoma, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Isamu Akasaki, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Rudolf Mössbauer, and Lata Mangeshkar. After him are Hafizullah Amin, Zdzisław Beksiński, Babrak Karmal, Ursula K. Le Guin, Lennart Meri, and Graham Hill. Among people deceased in 1988, Chet Baker ranks 11Before him are Ernst Ruska, Valery Legasov, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Robert A. Heinlein, and Chiang Ching-kuo. After him are Roy Orbison, Klaus Fuchs, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Trevor Howard, André Frédéric Cournand, and Juan Pujol García.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chet Baker ranks 552 out of 20,380Before him are Joseph McCarthy (1908), Raquel Welch (1940), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Burt Young (1940), Bob Beamon (1946), and Harold Lloyd (1893). After him are Donna Summer (1948), Terry Gilliam (1940), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Kamala Harris (1964), T. S. Eliot (1888), and Oprah Winfrey (1954).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chet Baker ranks 27Before him are Iggy Pop (1947), Steven Van Zandt (1950), Lou Reed (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Charlie Parker (1920), and Alice Cooper (1948). After him are Quincy Jones (1933), John Coltrane (1926), Ice-T (1958), Glenn Miller (1904), Lionel Richie (1949), and Chris Isaak (1956).