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Maynard Ferguson

1928 - 2006

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Walter Maynard Ferguson CM (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader. He came to prominence in Stan Kenton's orchestra before forming his own big band in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maynard Ferguson has received more than 653,359 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Maynard Ferguson is the 757th most popular musician (down from 719th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Canada (down from 176th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Canadian Musician.

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Among musicians, Maynard Ferguson ranks 757 out of 2,662Before him are Theo Jörgensmann, Harold Faltermeyer, Wanda Jackson, Peter Hammill, Johann Gottfried Piefke, and Willie Dixon. After him are Krist Novoselic, Fats Waller, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Osvaldo Pugliese, Oliver Riedel, and Taj Mahal.

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Among people born in 1928, Maynard Ferguson ranks 231Before him are Nils Christie, Eric Dolphy, Helen Frankenthaler, Shulamit Aloni, Robert Brout, and Amata Kabua. After him are Bengt Gustavsson, Robert Indiana, Juris Hartmanis, Sohrab Sepehri, Robert M. Pirsig, and Ann Morgan Guilbert. Among people deceased in 2006, Maynard Ferguson ranks 153Before him are Galina Ustvolskaya, Tetsurō Tamba, Caspar Weinberger, Jurij Brězan, Rocío Jurado, and Mickey Hargitay. After him are Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Yuval Ne'eman, Red Auerbach, Elena Mukhina, Daniel Schmid, and Desmond Dekker.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Maynard Ferguson ranks 179 out of 1,350Before him are Tommy Chong (1938), Jean-Marc Vallée (1963), Phil Esposito (1942), William H. McNeill (1917), Hubert Reeves (1932), and Alan Thicke (1947). After him are Ted Kotcheff (1931), Emily Carr (1871), Sandra Oh (1971), Marie-Claire Blais (1939), Ann Rutherford (1917), and Jean Béliveau (1931).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Maynard Ferguson ranks 10Before him are Joni Mitchell (1943), Oscar Peterson (1925), Avril Lavigne (1984), Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), and Gil Evans (1912). After him are Neil Peart (1952), Robbie Robertson (1943), Diana Krall (1964), Paul Bley (1932), Bob Ezrin (1949), and Bob Rock (1954).