Oliver Nelson

1932 - 1975

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Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 – October 28, 1975) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader. His 1961 Impulse! album The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) is regarded as one of the most significant recordings of its era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Nelson has received more than 352,153 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver Nelson is the 1,462nd most popular musician (down from 1,328th in 2019), the 7,391st most popular biography from United States (down from 6,640th in 2019) and the 528th most popular American Musician.

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  • 350k

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  • 47.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Oliver Nelson ranks 1,462 out of 3,175Before him are David Tudor, Clifford Curzon, Leslie West, Michael Nesmith, Alexander Rosenbaum, and Manuel Göttsching. After him are Beth Gibbons, Ted Gärdestad, Billy Hart, Joe Morello, Karl Logan, and Josef Labor.

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Among people born in 1932, Oliver Nelson ranks 363Before him are Pauline Oliveros, Khalil Taha, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Kurt Oppelt, Peter Blake, and Eusébio Scheid. After him are Stéphane Bruey, Ludovico Avio, Richard Dawson, Margarita Xhepa, Fazu Aliyeva, and Ray Reardon. Among people deceased in 1975, Oliver Nelson ranks 202Before him are Lajos Steiner, Antonio Vojak, May Sutton, Oskar Perron, Charles Reidpath, and Glenn Hardin. After him are Argemiro, Robert Strauss, Tommy Green, Toti Dal Monte, Ali Sastroamidjojo, and Arthur Bliss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Nelson ranks 7,391 out of 20,380Before him are Janet Moreau (1927), Jerry Rubin (1938), Jim Wetherbee (1952), Mary Martin (1913), Nicholas Gonzalez (1976), and DeAndre Yedlin (1993). After him are Jack Weston (1924), Rick Yune (1971), Loretta Devine (1949), Robert R. Wilson (1914), Missi Pyle (1972), and Sally Mann (1951).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Oliver Nelson ranks 528Before him are Larry Graham (1946), Buddy DeFranco (1923), Joseph Williams (1960), David Tudor (1926), Leslie West (1945), and Michael Nesmith (1942). After him are Billy Hart (1940), Joe Morello (1928), Karl Logan (1965), Ramsey Lewis (1935), Sean Lennon (1975), and Johnny Mercer (1909).