Jimmy Dorsey

1904 - 1957

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James Francis Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957), professionally known as Jimmy Dorsey, was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader. He recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" and "It's The Dreamer In Me". His other major recordings were "Tailspin", "John Silver", "So Many Times", "Amapola", "Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)", "Pennies from Heaven" with Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Frances Langford, "Grand Central Getaway", and "So Rare". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Dorsey has received more than 423,788 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jimmy Dorsey is the 1,351st most popular musician (up from 1,474th in 2019), the 6,704th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,089th in 2019) and the 540th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 1,351 out of 2,675Before him are José Cura, Barry McGuire, Larry Mullen Jr., Elliott Smith, Calixa Lavallée, and Ted Gärdestad. After him are Nils Lofgren, Mike Dirnt, John Legend, Clive Davis, Bev Bevan, and Memphis Minnie.

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Among people born in 1904, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 233Before him are Jacqueline Logan, Jimmy McGrory, Constance Bennett, Henry Johansen, Puck van Heel, and Estanislau de Figueiredo Pamplona. After him are Sergio Amidei, Sadi Irmak, Phil Harris, Hendrik Timmer, Keye Luke, and Carleton S. Coon. Among people deceased in 1957, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 159Before him are Guillermo Saavedra, William Cameron Menzies, Patrick Abercrombie, Maurice Peeters, Dennis Brain, and Tomitaro Makino. After him are Karl Patterson Schmidt, Devdas Gandhi, Zenón Noriega Agüero, Judy Tyler, Ezio Pinza, and Demetrio Neyra.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 6,704 out of 15,968Before him are Bob Falkenburg (1926), Christopher Judge (1964), Brooke Smith (1967), Mike Larrabee (1933), Matthew Settle (1969), and Catherine Oxenberg (1961). After him are Zack de la Rocha (1970), Amar Bose (1929), Nils Lofgren (1951), Marc Okrand (1948), Satchel Paige (1906), and Walton Goggins (1971).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 540Before him are Sid Wilson (1977), George Adams (1940), Arthur Crudup (1905), James P. Johnson (1894), Barry McGuire (1935), and Elliott Smith (1969). After him are Nils Lofgren (1951), Mike Dirnt (1972), John Legend (1978), Clive Davis (1932), Memphis Minnie (1897), and Daniel Johnston (1961).