Earl Hines

1903 - 1983

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Earl Kenneth Hines, also known as Earl "Fatha" Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one source, "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz".The trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (a member of Hines's big band, along with Charlie Parker) wrote, The piano is the basis of modern harmony. This little guy came out of Chicago, Earl Hines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Earl Hines has received more than 693,370 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Earl Hines is the 800th most popular musician (up from 806th in 2019), the 4,030th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,072nd in 2019) and the 272nd most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Earl Hines ranks 800 out of 2,662Before him are Berry Gordy, Carmine Appice, Paco Ibáñez, Bix Beiderbecke, John Williams, and Ray Brown. After him are Dimebag Darrell, Peter Winter, Richard Galliano, Carl Palmer, Sam Phillips, and Würzel.

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Among people born in 1903, Earl Hines ranks 155Before him are Anatoly Alexandrov, Pierre Veyron, Fumiko Hayashi, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Louis Seigner, and Bix Beiderbecke. After him are Joseph Cornell, W. Ross Ashby, Gaito Gazdanov, Ona Munson, Peppino De Filippo, and Rudolf Wolters. Among people deceased in 1983, Earl Hines ranks 110Before him are Werner Egk, Zhang Daqian, Yuri Levitan, Maurice Bishop, Johan Grøttumsbråten, and Fritz Machlup. After him are Corrie ten Boom, Manuel Ferreira, Gabrielle Roy, Anthony van Hoboken, Juan Carlos Zabala, and Herman Kahn.

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Among people born in United States, Earl Hines ranks 4,030 out of 18,182Before him are Bobby Vinton (1935), Dana Reeve (1961), Charles T. Kowal (1940), Maureen Stapleton (1925), Ray Brown (1926), and Gregory Benford (1941). After him are Dimebag Darrell (1966), Nick Cravat (1912), Maggie Grace (1983), Jane Kaczmarek (1955), Huey P. Newton (1942), and Judy Chicago (1939).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Earl Hines ranks 272Before him are Art Pepper (1925), Sammy Hagar (1947), Berry Gordy (1929), Carmine Appice (1946), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), and Ray Brown (1926). After him are Dimebag Darrell (1966), Sam Phillips (1923), Freddie Hubbard (1938), James Ingram (1952), Paul Gilbert (1966), and Chuck Schuldiner (1967).