Oscar Peterson

1925 - 2007

Oscar Peterson

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 eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Peterson has received more than 1,039,589 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 129th most popular musician.

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  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Oscar Peterson ranks 129 out of 2,258Before him are Charlie Watts, James Hetfield, Quincy Jones, Chris Slade, Arnaut Daniel, and Cliff Richard. After him are Muddy Waters, Chick Corea, Jascha Heifetz, John Bonham, Don Cherry, and Ray Manzarek.

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Among people born in 1925, Oscar Peterson ranks 51Before him are Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Paul Mauriat, Frei Otto, Luciano Berio, Sam Peckinpah, and Roy J. Glauber. After him are Dick Van Dyke, Michel Piccoli, Paul Greengard, Milton Obote, Oona O'Neill, and Jean Tinguely. Among people deceased in 2007, Oscar Peterson ranks 21Before him are Maurice Béjart, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Ryszard Kapuściński, Deborah Kerr, Kai Siegbahn, and Benazir Bhutto. After him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ernst Otto Fischer, Albert Ellis, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Richard Rorty, and Henri Troyat.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Oscar Peterson ranks 31 out of 840Before him are Neil Young (1945), Celine Dion (1968), William Shatner (1931), Richard E. Taylor (1929), John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), and Henry Mintzberg (1939). After him are William Giauque (1895), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Pierre Trudeau (1919), Robert Mundell (1932), Pamela Anderson (1967), and Bryan Adams (1959).

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), Loreena McKennitt (1957), Gil Evans (1912), David Foster (1949), Diana Krall (1964), Maynard Ferguson (1928), and Paul Bley (1932).

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