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Chris Barber

1930 - 2021

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Donald Christopher Barber (17 April 1930 – 2 March 2021) was an English jazz musician, best known as a bandleader and trombonist. He helped many musicians with their careers and had a UK top twenty trad jazz hit with "Petite Fleur" in 1959. These musicians included the blues singer Ottilie Patterson, who was at one time his wife, and Lonnie Donegan, whose appearances with Barber triggered the skiffle craze of the mid-1950s and who had his first transatlantic hit, "Rock Island Line", while with Barber's band. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Barber has received more than 440,508 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Chris Barber is the 1,043rd most popular musician (up from 1,056th in 2019), the 2,805th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,871st in 2019) and the 166th most popular British Musician.

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  • 49.17

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  • 19

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  • 3.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Chris Barber ranks 1,043 out of 2,662Before him are Jimmy Bain, Tony Williams, Billy Cox, D'arcy Wretzky, Shura Cherkassky, and Magne Furuholmen. After him are Sterling Morrison, Steve Stevens, Peter Banks, Tamás Vásáry, Enrique Santos Discépolo, and Susumu Hirasawa.

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Among people born in 1930, Chris Barber ranks 294Before him are Robert Evans, Vlatko Pavletić, Estela de Carlotto, Julio Abbadie, Liviu Librescu, and Jack Angel. After him are Shahabuddin Ahmed, Thomas Williams, Óscar Humberto Mejía Víctores, Egon Bondy, Merab Mamardashvili, and Helen Merrill. Among people deceased in 2021, Chris Barber ranks 370Before him are Gustavo Peña, Bunny Wailer, William Smith, Donald Kagan, Richard Marcinko, and Jack Angel. After him are Nikolai Slichenko, Momčilo Vukotić, Martí Vergés, Vassilis Alexakis, Hayko, and Willard Scott.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Chris Barber ranks 2,805 out of 7,765Before him are Alicia Markova (1910), Isabella of Scotland, Duchess of Brittany (1426), Ray Cooney (1932), Enoch Powell (1912), Tony Abbott (1957), and Anne Hutchinson (1591). After him are Rita Tushingham (1942), George Gissing (1857), Geoffrey Howe (1926), Hubert Parry (1848), Brian Blessed (1936), and Rosamund Clifford (1150).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Chris Barber ranks 166Before him are Simon Le Bon (1958), Ray Davies (1944), Martin Barre (1946), Paul Simonon (1955), Geoff Emerick (1945), and Jimmy Bain (1947). After him are Peter Banks (1947), Glen Matlock (1956), Dave Holland (1946), Phil Manzanera (1951), Johnny Clegg (1953), and Roy Harper (1941).

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