Clifford Brown

1930 - 1956

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Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter and composer. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. His compositions "Sandu", "Joy Spring", and "Daahoud" have become jazz standards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clifford Brown has received more than 629,734 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Clifford Brown is the 472nd most popular musician (up from 493rd in 2019), the 2,512th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,498th in 2019) and the 150th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Clifford Brown ranks 472 out of 2,675Before him are Yann Tiersen, Paul Badura-Skoda, Erroll Garner, John Frusciante, Duane Allman, and Gil Evans. After him are Antonio Bazzini, Krystian Zimerman, Dennis Wilson, Riccardo Cocciante, Captain Beefheart, and Wendy Carlos.

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Among people born in 1930, Clifford Brown ranks 143Before him are Lina Kostenko, Vilma Espín, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, Robert Culp, Kinji Fukasaku, and Rudolf E. Kálmán. After him are Miljan Miljanić, Ilon Wikland, Rahmon Nabiyev, Manuel Marulanda, Jean Ferrat, and Frank McCourt. Among people deceased in 1956, Clifford Brown ranks 69Before him are Ludwig Klages, Michael Ventris, Julien Benda, Alexander Korda, Hermann Abendroth, and Erhard Raus. After him are Mir Jafar Baghirov, Paul Renner, Stan Ockers, Walter Gieseking, Felix Bernstein, and Jean Metzinger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clifford Brown ranks 2,512 out of 15,968Before him are Duane Allman (1946), Nora Ephron (1941), Michael Parks (1940), Russell Means (1939), Harry Nilsson (1941), and Julia Ann (1969). After him are Tracy Chapman (1964), Bob Pettit (1932), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), Richard Axel (1946), Ivan Sutherland (1938), and Heather Locklear (1961).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Clifford Brown ranks 150Before him are Ira Gershwin (1896), Adam Levine (1979), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929), Erroll Garner (1923), John Frusciante (1970), and Duane Allman (1946). After him are Dennis Wilson (1944), Captain Beefheart (1941), Wendy Carlos (1939), Carla Bley (1936), Lionel Hampton (1908), and John Phillips (1935).