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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, Cherry had a long tenure performing in the bands of saxophonist Ornette Coleman, as 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 2,936,018 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 25 in 2019). Don Cherry is the 159th most popular musician (down from 145th in 2019), the 952nd most popular biography from United States (down from 839th in 2019) and the 46th 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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Among musicians, Don Cherry ranks 159 out of 2,662Before him are Giovanni Battista Martini, Joseph Joachim, Claudio Arrau, Pete Best, György Cziffra, and Stan Getz. After him are Rudolf Schenker, Caetano Veloso, Bono, Chris Slade, Anton Diabelli, and Dave Brubeck.

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Among people born in 1936, Don Cherry ranks 47Before him are Gerhard Ertl, B. J. Habibie, Kris Kristofferson, Ferid Murad, Benedict Anderson, and Uwe Seeler. After him are Engelbert Humperdinck, Dean Stockwell, Yasuo Fukuda, Anna German, Choummaly Sayasone, and Günter Blobel. Among people deceased in 1995, Don Cherry ranks 33Before him are Maurizio Gucci, Ginger Rogers, Gerald Durrell, Milovan Đilas, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Hugo Pratt. After him are Murray Rothbard, Souphanouvong, Siad Barre, Jeremy Brett, John Vincent Atanasoff, and Aziz Nesin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Cherry ranks 952 out of 18,182Before him are C. Wright Mills (1916), E. O. Wilson (1929), Calamity Jane (1852), Ali MacGraw (1939), Rick Rubin (1963), and Timothy Leary (1920). After him are Dr. Dre (1965), John Sherman (1823), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Scott Glenn (1939), James M. Buchanan (1919), and Shelley Winters (1920).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Don Cherry ranks 46Before him are Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Ike Turner (1931), Ritchie Valens (1941), James Hetfield (1963), Thelonious Monk (1917), and Stan Getz (1927). After him are Dave Brubeck (1920), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Willie Nelson (1933), Herbie Hancock (1940), Keith Jarrett (1945), and Chris Isaak (1956).