Oscar Peterson

1925 - 2007

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Oscar Emmanuel Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. Considered a virtuoso and one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, Peterson released more than 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, as well as a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy, and received numerous other awards and honours. He played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Peterson has received more than 1,994,924 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Oscar Peterson is the 225th most popular musician (up from 268th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Canada (up from 66th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Musician.

Oscar Peterson is most famous for being a jazz pianist. He was born in Montreal, Canada and was known for being one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

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  • 49

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  • 4.75

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  • 4.39

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Among musicians, Oscar Peterson ranks 225 out of 3,175Before him are Franz Berwald, Lady Gaga, Pete Seeger, Jean-Marie Leclair, Mike Shinoda, and Jaco Pastorius. After him are Gianna Nannini, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, Cliff Williams, Enrico Macias, and Alan Parsons.

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Among people born in 1925, Oscar Peterson ranks 75Before him are William Styron, Moshe Arens, Leo Esaki, Veljko Kadijević, Robert Rauschenberg, and Dick Van Dyke. After him are Ernest Gellner, Hilda Gadea, Charles Chaplin Jr., Claude Lanzmann, Michel de Certeau, and Hal Holbrook. Among people deceased in 2007, Oscar Peterson ranks 38Before him are Deborah Kerr, Ike Turner, Stanley Miller, Momofuku Ando, Alan MacDiarmid, and Henri Troyat. After him are Vladimir Kryuchkov, Lois Maxwell, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jean-Claude Brialy, Paul Watzlawick, and Norman Mailer.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Oscar Peterson ranks 52 out of 1,622Before him are Joni Mitchell (1943), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Paul Anka (1941), William Vickrey (1914), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), and Ryan Gosling (1980). After him are Lois Maxwell (1927), Maye Musk (1948), David Easton (1917), Mylène Farmer (1961), Mack Sennett (1880), and Norman Jewison (1926).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Oscar Peterson ranks 6Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934), Glenn Gould (1932), Neil Young (1945), Neil Peart (1952), and Joni Mitchell (1943). After him are Avril Lavigne (1984), Robbie Robertson (1943), Loreena McKennitt (1957), Gil Evans (1912), David Foster (1949), and Diana Krall (1964).