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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 313,180 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Oliver Nelson is the 1,324th most popular musician (down from 1,188th in 2019), the 6,653rd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,877th in 2019) and the 503rd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Oliver Nelson ranks 1,324 out of 2,662Before him are Michael Angelo Batio, Manu Katché, Graham Gouldman, Nuno Bettencourt, Bronisław Kaper, and Maynard James Keenan. After him are Myra Hess, David Tudor, Brian Littrell, Andrei Gavrilov, Anouar Brahem, and Albert Lee.

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Among people born in 1932, Oliver Nelson ranks 310Before him are Ferenc Sipos, Paul J. Weitz, Lewis Binford, Peter Blake, Frank Beyer, and Richard Herd. After him are Josef Musil, Lyudvig Chibirov, Joe Engle, Ben Bova, Neil Bartlett, and Pik Botha. Among people deceased in 1975, Oliver Nelson ranks 182Before him are Harold Osborn, Boris Babochkin, Toti Dal Monte, Jacob Bjerknes, Erik Adlerz, and Erico Verissimo. After him are Benjamin Jekhowsky, Hermann Paul Müller, Arthur Bliss, Argemiro, Thomas Hart Benton, and Carl O. Sauer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Nelson ranks 6,653 out of 18,182Before him are Ben McKenzie (1978), Louise Lasser (1939), John Hinckley Jr. (1955), Jean Bartik (1924), Richard Herd (1932), and Michael Beck (1949). After him are Russell Banks (1940), R. A. Lafferty (1914), David Tudor (1926), Busby Berkeley (1895), Katherine Moennig (1977), and Chrissy Teigen (1985).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Oliver Nelson ranks 503Before him are Brad Whitford (1952), Joe Hahn (1977), Oscar Pettiford (1922), Bobby Timmons (1935), Michael Angelo Batio (1956), and Maynard James Keenan (1964). After him are David Tudor (1926), Brian Littrell (1975), XXXTentacion (1998), Bruce Johnston (1942), Neal Hefti (1922), and Dion DiMucci (1939).