Rahsaan Roland Kirk

1935 - 1977

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk (born Ronald Theodore Kirk; August 7, 1935 – December 5, 1977), known earlier in his career simply as Roland Kirk, was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute, and many other instruments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rahsaan Roland Kirk has received more than 483,051 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Rahsaan Roland Kirk is the 945th most popular musician (down from 865th in 2019), the 4,678th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,311th in 2019) and the 333rd most popular Musician.

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  • 49.99

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Rahsaan Roland Kirk ranks 945 out of 2,662Before him are Duško Gojković, Phil Campbell, Kyung Wha Chung, Andrej Hoteev, Tuomas Holopainen, and Albert Collins. After him are Airto Moreira, Eddy Grant, Pitbull, Francis Cabrel, Larry Coryell, and Diana Krall.

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Among people born in 1935, Rahsaan Roland Kirk ranks 223Before him are Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, Semka Sokolović-Bertok, Gary Peacock, Nabil Elaraby, Lando Buzzanca, and Laurent Terzieff. After him are Sarah Kirsch, Sadiq al-Mahdi, Dimitri Kitsikis, Alexander Men, Yury Solomin, and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. Among people deceased in 1977, Rahsaan Roland Kirk ranks 132Before him are Otto Deßloch, Bobojon Ghafurov, Ronnie Van Zant, Eugen Wüster, Richard Addinsell, and Juan Carlos Calvo. After him are Siegfried Buback, Neco, Mwambutsa IV of Burundi, Gummo Marx, Konstantin Fedin, and Willem Schermerhorn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rahsaan Roland Kirk ranks 4,678 out of 18,182Before him are Zora Neale Hurston (1891), Adrienne Barbeau (1945), Platt Adams (1885), Marvin Hamlisch (1944), Winfield Scott Hancock (1824), and John Marley (1907). After him are Billy Hayes (1947), Paul Reubens (1952), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Anthony Mackie (1978), Robert Prosky (1930), and Emile Ardolino (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Rahsaan Roland Kirk ranks 333Before him are Gary Peacock (1935), Donald Byrd (1932), Gene Autry (1907), Kid Ory (1886), Hank Mobley (1930), and Albert Collins (1932). After him are Pitbull (1981), Larry Coryell (1943), Barney Kessel (1923), David Paich (1954), Layne Staley (1967), and Zakk Wylde (1967).