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Harry James

1916 - 1983

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Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947, but shortly after he reorganized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his technical proficiency as well as his tone, and was influential on new trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry James has received more than 1,088,595 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Harry James is the 1,122nd most popular musician (down from 1,044th in 2019), the 5,524th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,178th in 2019) and the 416th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Harry James ranks 1,122 out of 2,662Before him are Ronnie Drew, Gram Parsons, Moya Brennan, Andrew Latimer, Gina Bachauer, and Clark Terry. After him are Tom Hamilton, Scott Travis, Glyn Johns, Bruce Kulick, Tomasz Stańko, and Timo Tolkki.

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Among people born in 1916, Harry James ranks 172Before him are Tinus Osendarp, Edward Platt, Gough Whitlam, Robert Parrish, Budd Boetticher, and George Sidney. After him are Anna Yegorova, Yekaterina Zelenko, Pruden, Dinah Shore, Torsten Hägerstrand, and Keenan Wynn. Among people deceased in 1983, Harry James ranks 144Before him are Mary Renault, Christophe Soglo, Alan Cunningham, Larysa Hienijuš, Erich Juskowiak, and Émile Veinante. After him are Oddbjørn Hagen, Jorge Ibargüengoitia, Otto Heckmann, Gunnar Thoroddsen, James Jamerson, and Neil Ritchie.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry James ranks 5,524 out of 18,182Before him are Muhtar Kent (1952), Richard Hatch (1945), Nancy Olson (1928), William B. Travis (1809), Clark Terry (1920), and Bobby Bland (1930). After him are Tom Hamilton (1951), Barbara La Marr (1896), Scott Travis (1961), Paul Morrissey (1938), Arthur MacArthur Jr. (1845), and Marilynne Robinson (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Harry James ranks 416Before him are Matt Sorum (1960), Donald Fagen (1948), Kate Pierson (1948), Red Garland (1923), Gram Parsons (1946), and Clark Terry (1920). After him are Tom Hamilton (1951), Scott Travis (1961), Bruce Kulick (1953), David Ellefson (1964), Stan Kenton (1911), and Bonnie Raitt (1949).