Chico Hamilton

1921 - 2013

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Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, (September 20, 1921 – November 25, 2013) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He came to prominence as sideman for Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie, and Lena Horne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chico Hamilton has received more than 217,363 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Chico Hamilton is the 1,402nd most popular musician (down from 1,246th in 2019), the 6,919th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,973rd in 2019) and the 563rd most popular American Musician.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.87

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  • 3.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Chico Hamilton ranks 1,402 out of 2,675Before him are Scott Weiland, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Garrison, David Tudor, Bill Frisell, and Francesco De Gregori. After him are Thurston Moore, Rick Danko, Steve Lacy, Ramsey Lewis, Lee Ranaldo, and Quorthon.

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Among people born in 1921, Chico Hamilton ranks 298Before him are János Pilinszky, Cyrille Adoula, Ernest Gold, Giuseppe Delfino, Verghese Kurien, and Joe Sutter. After him are Seymour Benzer, Denys de La Patellière, Ursula Franklin, Ted Schroeder, Edmondo Fabbri, and Jan Sterling. Among people deceased in 2013, Chico Hamilton ranks 317Before him are Paul Bearer, Martí de Riquer i Morera, Bill Smith, Nigel Davenport, Hassan Habibi, and Walter Jens. After him are Gerino Gerini, Stan Musial, Denys de La Patellière, Hartmut Briesenick, Bert Stern, and Nicolae Martinescu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chico Hamilton ranks 6,919 out of 15,968Before him are Melissa Benoist (1988), Marc Davis (1913), Meg Cabot (1967), Mark Esper (1964), Barbara Boxer (1940), and Gregory La Cava (1892). After him are Robin Hartshorne (1938), Duane Jones (1937), Aileen Riggin (1906), Jason Sudeikis (1975), George Thorogood (1950), and Barret Oliver (1973).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chico Hamilton ranks 563Before him are Skrillex (1988), Scott Weiland (1967), Randy Brecker (1945), Jimmy Garrison (1934), David Tudor (1926), and Bill Frisell (1951). After him are Thurston Moore (1958), Steve Lacy (1934), Ramsey Lewis (1935), Lee Ranaldo (1956), Dave Weckl (1960), and Roy Ayers (1940).