Lester Young

1909 - 1959

Lester Young

Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lester Young has received more than 680,527 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 353rd most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 680k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Lester Young ranks 353 out of 2,258Before him are David Popper, Jacob Gade, Maurice André, Art Tatum, Ian Anderson, and Christoph Schneider. After him are Don Airey, Michel Polnareff, Bobby McFerrin, Wojciech Żywny, Rezső Seress, and Michael Cretu.

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Among people born in 1909, Lester Young ranks 66Before him are Princess Ileana of Romania, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Gunnar Björnstrand, Tokizo Ichihashi, Art Tatum, and Grażyna Bacewicz. After him are Homi J. Bhabha, Max Baer, Gottfried von Cramm, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Robert Brasillach, and Golo Mann. Among people deceased in 1959, Lester Young ranks 43Before him are Rudolf Caracciola, Raphael Lemkin, Cecil B. DeMille, D. F. Malan, Barthélemy Boganda, and Ichirō Hatoyama. After him are Max Baer, Imre Schlosser, Jean Behra, Albert Ketèlbey, Ethel Barrymore, and Edvard Eriksen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lester Young ranks 1,864 out of 12,171Before him are Robert F. Engle (1942), Michael Emerson (1954), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Serena Williams (1981), Liv Tyler (1977), and Michael Phelps (1985). After him are Frank Stella (1936), Betty White (1922), Coretta Scott King (1927), Paul L. Smith (1936), Ken Wilber (1949), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (1966).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Lester Young ranks 107Before him are Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Chet Atkins (1924), Eric Carr (1950), Billy Gibbons (1949), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), and Art Tatum (1909). After him are Bobby McFerrin (1950), Richie Sambora (1959), Johnny Winter (1944), Archie Shepp (1937), Wayne Shorter (1933), and Alan Menken (1949).