Don Cherry

1936 - 1995

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Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) was an American jazz trumpeter. Beginning in the late 1950s, he had a long tenure performing in the bands of saxophonist Ornette Coleman, including on the pioneering free jazz albums The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) and Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation (1960). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Cherry has received more than 3,196,225 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Don Cherry is the 247th most popular musician (down from 161st in 2019), the 1,396th most popular biography from United States (down from 952nd in 2019) and the 70th most popular American Musician.

Don Cherry is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, coach, and television personality. He is known for his outspoken manner, his opinions on ice hockey, and his signature suits.

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  • 3.2M

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  • 60.50

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Don Cherry ranks 247 out of 3,175Before him are Dave Mustaine, Émile Waldteufel, Ludacris, Lalo Schifrin, John Zorn, and Mick Taylor. After him are Dinu Lipatti, Georges Prêtre, Consuelo Velázquez, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Peter Tosh, and Beck.

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Among people born in 1936, Don Cherry ranks 68Before him are Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Kris Kristofferson, Alan J. Heeger, François Pinault, and Gianni Vattimo. After him are Hideki Shirakawa, Engelbert Humperdinck, Yury Luzhkov, Joe D'Amato, Iolanda Balaș, and Bruce Dern. Among people deceased in 1995, Don Cherry ranks 53Before him are Ștefan Kovács, Siad Barre, Ernest Gellner, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Peter Townsend, and Miklós Rózsa. After him are César Rodríguez Álvarez, Georges J. F. Köhler, Rose Kennedy, Bob Ross, Mária Telkes, and Mehdi Bazargan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Cherry ranks 1,396 out of 20,380Before him are Nelson Goodman (1906), Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), Dwight Schultz (1947), John Brown (1800), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), and Dirk Benedict (1945). After him are Josiah Warren (1798), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), William Lipscomb (1919), Solomon Northup (1808), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Robert A. Dahl (1915).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Don Cherry ranks 70Before him are Jaco Pastorius (1951), Thelonious Monk (1917), Carla Bley (1936), Dave Mustaine (1961), Ludacris (1977), and John Zorn (1953). After him are Beck (1970), Paul Stanley (1952), J. J. Cale (1938), Charles Mingus (1922), Art Blakey (1919), and Burt Bacharach (1928).