Fats Waller

1904 - 1943

Fats Waller

Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. His best-known compositions, "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose", were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 and 1999. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fats Waller has received more than 1,069,923 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 584th most popular musician.

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  • 34

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Among musicians, Fats Waller ranks 584 out of 2,258Before him are Laurie Anderson, Dido, Steve Lukather, Axel Rudi Pell, Murray Perahia, and David Foster. After him are Johann Kaspar Mertz, Marcus Miller, Armando Manzanero, Wanda Jackson, Tom Petty, and Toquinho.

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Among people born in 1904, Fats Waller ranks 111Before him are William L. Shirer, Walter Heitler, Nikolai Berzarin, Ivar Ballangrud, Tevfik Esenç, and James J. Gibson. After him are André Leducq, Joseph Valachi, Luigi Bertolini, Anna Mahler, Ralph Bunche, and Ellen Church. Among people deceased in 1943, Fats Waller ranks 83Before him are Otto Freundlich, Kostis Palamas, Maria Restituta Kafka, Guido Fubini, Yury Tynyanov, and Manshuk Mametova. After him are Willi Graf, Bernhard Lichtenberg, Ludwig von Reuter, Eric Knight, George Washington Carver, and Agustín Pedro Justo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fats Waller ranks 2,894 out of 12,171Before him are Murray Perahia (1947), Will Ferrell (1967), Amanda Seyfried (1985), Melissa Leo (1960), Jeb Bush (1953), and Frederic Forrest (1936). After him are Charles Bachman (1924), Stand Watie (1806), Ed Asner (1929), Marcus Miller (1959), Richie Ginther (1930), and Wanda Jackson (1937).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Fats Waller ranks 192Before him are Matt Cameron (1962), Willy DeVille (1950), Tommy Bolin (1951), Laurie Anderson (1947), Steve Lukather (1957), and Murray Perahia (1947). After him are Marcus Miller (1959), Wanda Jackson (1937), Tom Petty (1950), John Lewis (1920), McCoy Tyner (1938), and Ray Brown (1926).