Oscar Peterson

1925 - 2007

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Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist, virtuoso and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, simply "O.P." by his friends, and informally in the jazz community as "the King of inside swing". He released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, as well as a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy, and received numerous other awards and honours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Peterson has received more than 1,370,042 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Oscar Peterson is the 162nd most popular musician (down from 127th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Canada (down from 31st in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among musicians, Oscar Peterson ranks 162 out of 2,675Before him are Willie Nelson, Stan Getz, Björk, Florian Schneider, Charles-Valentin Alkan, and Luigi Tenco. After him are Giya Kancheli, Frank Farian, Joseph Joachim, Roger Glover, Anton Diabelli, and Muddy Waters.

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Among people born in 1925, Oscar Peterson ranks 60Before him are Roy J. Glauber, Milton Obote, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Robert Rauschenberg, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, and Bülent Ecevit. After him are Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jean Tinguely, Claude Lanzmann, Bill Haley, Ieng Sary, and Michele Ferrero. Among people deceased in 2007, Oscar Peterson ranks 24Before him are Ryszard Kapuściński, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Benazir Bhutto, Ève Curie, Nils Liedholm, and Ernst Otto Fischer. After him are Richard Rorty, Momofuku Ando, Kai Siegbahn, Lois Maxwell, Henri Troyat, and Paul Watzlawick.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Oscar Peterson ranks 35 out of 1,130Before him are Willard Boyle (1924), Henry Mintzberg (1939), Pierre Trudeau (1919), William Giauque (1895), Richard E. Taylor (1929), and Bryan Adams (1959). After him are Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), Pamela Anderson (1967), John Charles Fields (1863), Howard Shore (1946), and Oswald Avery (1877).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Oscar Peterson ranks 4Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934), Glenn Gould (1932), and Neil Young (1945). After him are Joni Mitchell (1943), Avril Lavigne (1984), Gil Evans (1912), Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), Neil Peart (1952), Maynard Ferguson (1928), and Diana Krall (1964).