MUSICIAN

Chick Corea

1941 - 2021

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Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (June 12, 1941 – February 9, 2021) was an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and occasional percussionist. His compositions "Spain", "500 Miles High", "La Fiesta", "Armando's Rhumba" and "Windows" are widely considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis's band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chick Corea has received more than 3,792,309 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Chick Corea is the 165th most popular musician (down from 119th in 2019), the 947th most popular biography from United States (down from 693rd in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Musician.

Chick Corea is most famous for being a jazz pianist and composer. He is known for his jazz fusion style, which melds jazz with other genres of music such as rock, funk, and Latin.

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  • 3.8M

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  • 63.00

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Chick Corea ranks 165 out of 3,175Before him are Keith Jarrett, Alfred Cortot, Leslie Cheung, Karl Thomas Mozart, Charles-Valentin Alkan, and Joseph Joachim. After him are George Martin, José Feliciano, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Brian Eno, Klaus Nomi, and Ian Paice.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Chick Corea ranks 67Before him are Jacques Perrin, Ray Tomlinson, Ivica Osim, Theodor W. Hänsch, Roberto Carlos, and Jürgen Prochnow. After him are Franco Columbu, Milan Kučan, Jules A. Hoffmann, Ritchie Valens, Karl Barry Sharpless, and Cass Elliot. Among people deceased in 2021, Chick Corea ranks 42Before him are Aaron T. Beck, Idriss Déby, Karolos Papoulias, Robert Mundell, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, and Edward de Bono. After him are Carlos Reutemann, Edmond H. Fischer, Wilbur Smith, Osamu Yamaji, Phil Spector, and Bernard Haitink.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chick Corea ranks 947 out of 20,380Before him are Kobe Bryant (1978), Leon M. Lederman (1922), James Earl Jones (1931), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), and Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928). After him are Bugsy Siegel (1906), Henry Way Kendall (1926), Keith Haring (1958), D. W. Griffith (1875), Jonathan Banks (1947), and Jane Wyman (1917).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chick Corea ranks 46Before him are Benny Goodman (1909), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), James Hetfield (1963), Don Shirley (1927), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), and Keith Jarrett (1945). After him are Ritchie Valens (1941), Duff McKagan (1964), Muddy Waters (1913), Alicia Keys (1981), Ike Turner (1931), and Willie Nelson (1933).