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. He is known for major innovations within the cool jazz subgenre leading him to be nicknamed the "prince of cool".Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings (1954), It Could Happen to You (1958)). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chet Baker has received more than 3,832,100 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Chet Baker is the 66th most popular musician (down from 44th in 2019), the 416th most popular biography from United States (down from 265th in 2019) and the 19th 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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Among musicians, Chet Baker ranks 66 out of 2,675Before him are Syd Barrett, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Lemmy, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Iggy Pop. After him are Alexander Glazunov, Sviatoslav Richter, Goran Bregović, Dean Martin, Benny Andersson, and Björn Ulvaeus.

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Among people born in 1929, Chet Baker ranks 27Before him are Peter Higgs, Oriana Fallaci, Irene Papas, Tigran Petrosian, Sándor Kocsis, and Yayoi Kusama. After him are Mohamed Al-Fayed, Hafizullah Amin, George Steiner, Djalma Santos, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Stirling Moss. Among people deceased in 1988, Chet Baker ranks 7Before him are Richard Feynman, Enzo Ferrari, Valery Legasov, Nico, Georgy Malenkov, and Ernst Ruska. After him are Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Roy Orbison, and Chiang Ching-kuo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chet Baker ranks 416 out of 15,968Before him are Dianne Wiest (1946), Gordon Allport (1897), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Jerome Bruner (1915), Iggy Pop (1947), and Robert Kardashian (1944). After him are Jeff Bezos (1964), Susan Sarandon (1946), Barry Barish (1936), Bernie Madoff (1938), Katherine Johnson (1918), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chet Baker ranks 19Before him are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Brian Wilson (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Johnson (1911), and Iggy Pop (1947). After him are Dean Martin (1917), John Coltrane (1926), Duke Ellington (1899), Cliff Burton (1962), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), and Nat King Cole (1919).