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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 in cool jazz that led 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) and It Could Happen to You (1958). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chet Baker has received more than 4,404,120 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Chet Baker is the 64th most popular musician (up from 66th in 2019), the 382nd most popular biography from United States (up from 416th in 2019) and the 17th 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 64 out of 2,662Before him are Robert Johnson, Ritchie Blackmore, Giorgio Moroder, Pablo Casals, Glenn Gould, and Pablo de Sarasate. After him are Django Reinhardt, Carlos Santana, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, André Rieu, Syd Barrett, and Jon Lord.

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Among people born in 1929, Chet Baker ranks 26Before him are Alejandro Jodorowsky, Christopher Plummer, Irene Papas, Michael Ende, Sándor Kocsis, and Peter Higgs. After him are Oriana Fallaci, Karolos Papoulias, Tigran Petrosian, Babrak Karmal, Graham Hill, and Djalma Santos. Among people deceased in 1988, Chet Baker ranks 7Before him are Richard Feynman, Enzo Ferrari, Georgy Malenkov, Nico, Valery Legasov, and Ernst Ruska. After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Robert A. Heinlein, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Chiang Ching-kuo, and Kim Philby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chet Baker ranks 382 out of 18,182Before him are Dan Brown (1964), Zachary Taylor (1784), Kurt Cobain (1967), Dian Fossey (1932), David Carradine (1936), and Kathy Bates (1948). After him are Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), Jeff Bridges (1949), and Charles Goodyear (1800).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chet Baker ranks 17Before him are B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Chuck Berry (1926), Charlie Parker (1920), and Robert Johnson (1911). After him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Cliff Burton (1962), Iggy Pop (1947), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), John Coltrane (1926), and Lou Reed (1942).