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Paul Shaffer

1949 - Today

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Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian singer, composer, actor, author, comedian, and musician who served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader, and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Shaffer has received more than 3,110,792 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Paul Shaffer is the 1,766th most popular singer (up from 1,783rd in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from Canada (down from 541st in 2019) and the 31st most popular Canadian Singer.

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  • 42.01

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  • 18

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  • 1.81

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  • 3.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Paul Shaffer ranks 1,766 out of 3,528Before him are Gregory Porter, Andrés Calamaro, Hemanta Mukherjee, Liv Kristine, Maria Ewing, and Redfoo. After him are Rudy Vallée, Sana, Heather Nova, Yolandi Visser, Ann Lee, and Teresa Brewer.

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Among people born in 1949, Paul Shaffer ranks 550Before him are Isabel Celaá, Bwanga Tshimen, Bobby Clarke, Eddie Money, Zbigniew Gut, and Bruno Forte. After him are Nick Lowe, Ulla Schmidt, Masaaki Shirakawa, Homi K. Bhabha, Ronnie Ray Smith, and Peter Friedman.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Paul Shaffer ranks 544 out of 1,350Before him are Anne Dorval (1960), Montgomery Wilson (1909), Mychael Danna (1958), Bobby Clarke (1949), Douglas Bennett (1918), and Betty Taylor (1916). After him are Alberta Watson (1955), Robert Paul (1937), Aaron Ashmore (1979), Albert S. Ruddy (1930), Pom Klementieff (1986), and Charles Scicluna (1959).

Among SINGERS In Canada

Among singers born in Canada, Paul Shaffer ranks 31Before him are Grimes (1988), Chad Kroeger (1974), Alissa White-Gluz (1985), Anne Murray (1945), Carly Rae Jepsen (1985), and Alessia Cara (1996). After him are K.d. lang (1961), Barbara Hannigan (1971), Deryck Whibley (1980), Mac DeMarco (1990), Skip Spence (1946), and Jeon So-mi (2001).