Eddie Lang

1902 - 1933

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Eddie Lang (born Salvatore Massaro; October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) was an American musician who is credited as the father of jazz guitar. During the 1920s, he gave the guitar a prominence it previously lacked as a solo instrument, as part of a band or orchestra, and as accompaniment for vocalists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eddie Lang has received more than 226,549 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Eddie Lang is the 2,149th most popular musician (down from 1,952nd in 2019), the 11,371st most popular biography from United States (down from 10,146th in 2019) and the 861st most popular American Musician.

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  • 230k

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Eddie Lang ranks 2,149 out of 3,175Before him are Cecil Sharp, Arcadi Volodos, Elvin Bishop, Steve Lacy, Randy Bachman, and Oscar Dronjak. After him are Vadim Repin, Kygo, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Kayhan Kalhor, Chris Botti, and Johnny Van Zant.

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Among people born in 1902, Eddie Lang ranks 323Before him are Frank Vaughn, Nikolai Ekk, Rudolf Schoeller, Mary Nolan, William Cockburn, and Leon Ames. After him are Walter Dietrich, Charles Barton, Stella Gibbons, Esther Ralston, Egon Orowan, and Leo Losert. Among people deceased in 1933, Eddie Lang ranks 151Before him are Hjalmar Mellin, Ruurd Leegstra, Jean Cugnot, George Luks, Saliamonas Banaitis, and Ormond Stone. After him are Edward Dillon, Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, August Rodenberg, Henry Watson Fowler, Emily Murphy, and Julius Falkenstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eddie Lang ranks 11,371 out of 20,380Before him are Cody Rhodes (1985), Carl Levin (1934), DeHart Hubbard (1903), Michael W. Smith (1957), Julie Gibson (1913), and Barbara Crampton (1958). After him are Sakina Jaffrey (1962), Levi Lincoln Sr. (1749), Bonnie Bassler (1962), Alyson Noël (1965), Jeremy Lin (1988), and McG (1968).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Eddie Lang ranks 861Before him are Maria Schneider (1960), Branford Marsalis (1960), Big Joe Williams (1903), Sufjan Stevens (1975), Elvin Bishop (1942), and Steve Lacy (1934). After him are David "Honeyboy" Edwards (1915), Chris Botti (1962), Johnny Van Zant (1960), Jim Byrnes (1948), Bob Kulick (1950), and Dale Crover (1967).