Ray Brown

1926 - 2002

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Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American jazz double bassist known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Brown has received more than 21,598 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ray Brown is the 682nd most popular musician (down from 591st in 2019), the 3,468th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,926th in 2019) and the 234th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Ray Brown ranks 682 out of 2,675Before him are Osvaldo Pugliese, Gábor Szabó, Fats Waller, Maceo Parker, Mark Hollis, and Eric Dolphy. After him are Edgar Froese, Robert Casadesus, Xaver Scharwenka, Steve Lukather, Luiz Bonfá, and John Petrucci.

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Among people born in 1926, Ray Brown ranks 184Before him are Juan José Linz, Ernst Ocwirk, Jaba Ioseliani, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro, John Ericson, and Joshua Fishman. After him are Ladislav Adamec, Richard Yates, Alfred Körner, Vitaly Vorotnikov, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, and Mieczysław Rakowski. Among people deceased in 2002, Ray Brown ranks 117Before him are Mamo Wolde, Inge Morath, Dudley Moore, Cyrus Vance, Yousuf Karsh, and Alexander Lebed. After him are Branko Stanković, Joseph Luns, Robert Guéï, Günter Wand, Domènec Balmanya, and André Delvaux.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Brown ranks 3,468 out of 15,968Before him are Sally Ride (1951), Eric Dolphy (1928), Rob Cohen (1949), Judy Holliday (1921), Carl Panzram (1892), and Tyne Daly (1946). After him are Edward Furlong (1977), Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884), John Lasseter (1957), Hubert Selby Jr. (1928), Justin Theroux (1971), and James Rothman (1950).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ray Brown ranks 234Before him are Jerry Garcia (1942), Steven Van Zandt (1950), Michael Stipe (1960), Fats Waller (1904), Maceo Parker (1943), and Eric Dolphy (1928). After him are Steve Lukather (1957), John Petrucci (1967), Clarence Clemons (1942), Freddie Hubbard (1938), Alice Coltrane (1937), and Jordan Rudess (1956).