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Dexter Gordon

1923 - 1990

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Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and actor. He was among the most influential early bebop musicians, which included other greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell. 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 972,375 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Dexter Gordon is the 440th most popular musician (down from 369th in 2019), the 2,409th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,048th in 2019) and the 134th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Dexter Gordon ranks 440 out of 2,662Before him are Phil Rudd, Joe Perry, Artur Schnabel, Michel Polnareff, Tom Fogerty, and Cannonball Adderley. After him are Armin van Buuren, Maurice André, Edwin Fischer, Rubén González, Robert Wyatt, and Tansen.

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Among people born in 1923, Dexter Gordon ranks 110Before him are Conrad Bain, Svetozar Gligorić, Wes Montgomery, Alicia de Larrocha, Uri Avnery, and Richard Pipes. After him are Irvin Kershner, Masao Ono, Vladimir Gelfand, Cheikh Anta Diop, Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, and Philly Joe Jones. Among people deceased in 1990, Dexter Gordon ranks 76Before him are Manuel Puig, Meir Kahane, José Figueres Ferrer, Taro Kagawa, J. C. R. Licklider, and Tom Fogerty. After him are Shigeo Shingo, Arthur Kennedy, Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, Gerald Bull, and Thorbjørn Egner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dexter Gordon ranks 2,409 out of 18,182Before him are Tracy Chapman (1964), Baby Face Nelson (1908), Steve Guttenberg (1958), Richard Bull (1924), Richard Pryor (1940), and Jasper Johns (1930). After him are Bob Woodward (1943), Frankie Valli (1934), Barbara Hutton (1912), Mark Dacascos (1964), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), and Pinetop Perkins (1913).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dexter Gordon ranks 134Before him are Van Cliburn (1934), Bud Powell (1924), Wes Montgomery (1923), Joe Perry (1950), Tom Fogerty (1941), and Cannonball Adderley (1928). After him are Richie Sambora (1959), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), King Oliver (1881), Dennis Wilson (1944), Philly Joe Jones (1923), and Captain Beefheart (1941).

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