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Herbie Hancock

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Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer. Hancock started his career with trumpeter Donald Byrd's group. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet, where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbie Hancock has received more than 4,859,349 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Herbie Hancock is the 170th most popular musician (down from 143rd in 2019), the 997th most popular biography from United States (down from 833rd in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Musician.

Herbie Hancock is most famous for being a jazz pianist and composer.

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  • 51

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  • 4.53

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  • 4.54

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Among musicians, Herbie Hancock ranks 170 out of 2,662Before him are Anton Diabelli, Dave Brubeck, Björk, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Eno, and Willie Nelson. After him are Joni Mitchell, Nam June Paik, Gilberto Gil, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Keith Jarrett, and Wilhelm Kempff.

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Among people born in 1940, Herbie Hancock ranks 67Before him are Al Jarreau, Shahnaz Pahlavi, Mina, Jacques Rancière, Paolo Borsellino, and Annie Ernaux. After him are Dennis Tito, Roberto Cavalli, Abdurrahman Wahid, Burt Young, Fatema Mernissi, and Bruce Chatwin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herbie Hancock ranks 997 out of 18,182Before him are Cyndi Lauper (1953), Richard Thaler (1945), Vera Rubin (1928), Elliott Gould (1938), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), and Willie Nelson (1933). After him are George E. Smith (1930), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jim Belushi (1954), and Walter Lippmann (1889).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Herbie Hancock ranks 50Before him are Thelonious Monk (1917), Stan Getz (1927), Don Cherry (1936), Dave Brubeck (1920), Cyndi Lauper (1953), and Willie Nelson (1933). After him are Keith Jarrett (1945), Chris Isaak (1956), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Alicia Keys (1981), Muddy Waters (1913), and Jaco Pastorius (1951).

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