Jimmy Dorsey

1904 - 1957

Jimmy Dorsey

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 349,790 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,477th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 350k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.17

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 1,480 out of 2,258Before him are Peter Buck, Otis Spann, Billy Strayhorn, Buddy Miles, Mark Hoppus, and Jimmie Vaughan. After him are Simone Young, Robin Trower, Laurent Garnier, Matthias Reim, Travis Barker, and Chris Thomas.

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Among people born in 1904, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 206Before him are Wilmer Allison, Sabin Carr, Gladys George, Humberto Elgueta, Glenda Farrell, and Bobbie Rosenfeld. After him are Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, George Formby, Laura La Plante, George Brent, Keith Holyoake, and Milburn Stone. Among people deceased in 1957, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 148Before him are Judy Tyler, Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Grigory Landsberg, Jack Butler Yeats, Keith Andrews, and Reginald Aldworth Daly. After him are Ezio Pinza, Harry Watson, James M. Cox, Helene Costello, and Gene Lockhart.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 7,096 out of 12,171Before him are Ben Harper (1969), Vince Boryla (1927), Stephanie McMahon (1976), Hugo Black (1886), Leo Burnett (1891), and Bill Nieder (null). After him are Darren Criss (1987), David Halberstam (1934), Sean Michaels (1958), Jonah Falcon (1970), Leelee Sobieski (1983), and Tina Knowles (1954).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jimmy Dorsey ranks 583Before him are Peter Buck (1956), Otis Spann (null), Billy Strayhorn (1915), Buddy Miles (1947), Mark Hoppus (1972), and Jimmie Vaughan (null). After him are Travis Barker (1975), Jack Johnson (1975), Tom DeLonge (1975), Ric Ocasek (1949), Joe South (1940), and Randy Edelman (1947).