Dexter Gordon

1923 - 1990

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Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. He was among the most influential early bebop musicians. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dexter Gordon has received more than 1,091,863 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Dexter Gordon is the 396th most popular musician (up from 440th in 2019), the 2,192nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,405th in 2019) and the 113th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

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  • 57.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Dexter Gordon has had the most page views in the with 110,008 views, followed by French (12,435), and Japanese (10,861). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (81.99%), Ido (78.22%), and Simple English (63.28%)


Among musicians, Dexter Gordon ranks 396 out of 3,175Before him are András Schiff, Flea, Ian Anderson, Martin Gore, Buddy Rich, and Lucio Battisti. After him are Billy Gibbons, Ben Webster, Dennis Wilson, Glenn Frey, Ray Conniff, and Albert King.

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Among people born in 1923, Dexter Gordon ranks 98Before him are Bettie Page, Otfried Preußler, Masao Ono, Sergey Akhromeyev, Ernst Nolte, and Yves Bonnefoy. After him are Lloyd Shapley, Albert King, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Belisario Betancur, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, and Yuriko, Princess Mikasa. Among people deceased in 1990, Dexter Gordon ranks 68Before him are Tadeusz Kantor, Arthur Kennedy, Samuel Noah Kramer, Lewis Mumford, Nicola Abbagnano, and Samuel Doe. After him are Edmund Conen, Curtis LeMay, Halston, Hussein Onn, Manuel Puig, and Georgy Flyorov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dexter Gordon ranks 2,192 out of 20,380Before him are John Barrymore (1882), Henry King (1886), Anna Moffo (1932), Charles M. Rice (1952), Edmond Hamilton (1904), and Doc Holliday (1851). After him are Paul Cohen (1934), Dorothy Parker (1893), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), Patricia Clarkson (1959), Michael Emerson (1954), and Don S. Davis (1942).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dexter Gordon ranks 113Before him are Liberace (1919), Wayne Shorter (1933), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Ornette Coleman (1930), Tony Levin (1946), and Buddy Rich (1917). After him are Billy Gibbons (1949), Ben Webster (1909), Dennis Wilson (1944), Glenn Frey (1948), Ray Conniff (1916), and Albert King (1923).