Fletcher Henderson

1897 - 1952

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James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. He was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and, along with Duke Ellington, is considered one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders in jazz history. Henderson's influence was vast. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fletcher Henderson has received more than 519,341 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Fletcher Henderson is the 1,119th most popular musician (down from 1,030th in 2019), the 5,491st most popular biography from United States (down from 5,044th in 2019) and the 385th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 520k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Fletcher Henderson has had the most page views in the with 51,413 views, followed by Spanish (4,555), and German (4,259). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (124.70%), Southern Azerbaijani (81.28%), and Hungarian (65.55%)


Among musicians, Fletcher Henderson ranks 1,119 out of 3,175Before him are Kenny Burrell, Anthony Phillips, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Daniil Shafran, Medea Abrahamyan, and Charles Dancla. After him are Phil Woods, Geoff Nicholls, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Helmuth Rilling, Richard Marx, and John Mellencamp.

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Among people born in 1897, Fletcher Henderson ranks 206Before him are Eduard Tisse, Ardito Desio, Zenta Mauriņa, Henry Cowell, Antonio Riberi, and Higinio Morínigo. After him are Isaías Medina Angarita, Nikolai Gikalo, Camillo Berneri, Alexander Lernet-Holenia, Conrad Nagel, and Moe Howard. Among people deceased in 1952, Fletcher Henderson ranks 118Before him are Ernst Streeruwitz, Elmo Lincoln, Petros Persakis, Yakov Frenkel, Paul Neményi, and Solomon Lozovsky. After him are Sunao Tawara, D. S. Senanayake, Antti Tulenheimo, Jonas Staugaitis, Filippos Karvelas, and Joseph Avenol.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fletcher Henderson ranks 5,491 out of 20,380Before him are Jerry Unser Jr. (1932), Adrian Belew (1949), Honus Wagner (1874), Vincent Gallo (1961), Harold Hotelling (1895), and Michael Dell (1965). After him are Adam Brody (1979), Phil Woods (1931), Amy Brenneman (1964), Yogi Berra (1925), Hart Crane (1899), and Martha Jefferson (1748).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Fletcher Henderson ranks 385Before him are Harry James (1916), Leon Fleisher (1928), Thad Jones (1923), Vinnie Colaiuta (1956), Kenny Burrell (1931), and Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935). After him are Phil Woods (1931), Richard Marx (1963), John Mellencamp (1951), Randy Jackson (1961), Frank Thomas (1912), and Billy Cox (1939).