Percy Heath

1923 - 2005

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Percy Heath (April 30, 1923 – April 28, 2005) was an American jazz bassist, brother of saxophonist Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert Heath, with whom he formed the Heath Brothers in 1975. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Percy Heath has received more than 163,527 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Percy Heath is the 1,828th most popular musician (down from 1,597th in 2019), the 9,358th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,016th in 2019) and the 739th most popular Musician.

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  • 18

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  • 2.81

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  • 3.07

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Among musicians, Percy Heath ranks 1,828 out of 2,662Before him are Richey Edwards, Igor Presnyakov, Tom Harrell, Patrick Leonard, Armando Peraza, and Mick Karn. After him are Chick Webb, Yip Harburg, Yuja Wang, Roy Bittan, Roger Miller, and Jeremy Spencer.

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Among people born in 1923, Percy Heath ranks 382Before him are Dolores Fuller, Noël Vandernotte, Albert Decourtray, Viktor Shuvalov, Larry Storch, and Willie Steele. After him are Cathleen Synge Morawetz, Horace Ashenfelter, James Dickey, Basil Hume, Ted Stevens, and George Mostow. Among people deceased in 2005, Percy Heath ranks 289Before him are Wendie Jo Sperber, Robert Creeley, Gaylord Nelson, Ramanand Sagar, Tetsuo Hamuro, and Sheree North. After him are Lee Eun-ju, Jesús Iglesias, Kalevi Hämäläinen, Keith Andes, Nikolai Puchkov, and André Testut.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percy Heath ranks 9,358 out of 18,182Before him are Bitty Schram (1968), Sheb Wooley (1921), Emmett Toppino (1909), Sheldon Leonard (1907), Fat Joe (1970), and Willie Steele (1923). After him are Lynn-Holly Johnson (1958), Edie Adams (1927), Chick Webb (1905), Yip Harburg (1896), Penny Hardaway (1971), and Andy Weir (1972).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Percy Heath ranks 739Before him are Mitch Lucker (1984), Kevin Moore (1967), Juan Atkins (1962), Kristen Pfaff (1967), Tom Harrell (1946), and Patrick Leonard (1956). After him are Chick Webb (1905), Yip Harburg (1896), Roy Bittan (1949), Roger Miller (1936), Merle Travis (1917), and Edwin Hawkins (1943).