Ry Cooder

1947 - Today

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Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, record producer, and writer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in traditional music, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries. Cooder's solo work draws upon many genres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ry Cooder has received more than 2,176,529 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ry Cooder is the 328th most popular musician (up from 396th in 2019), the 1,787th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,062nd in 2019) and the 102nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Ry Cooder ranks 328 out of 2,675Before him are Khaled, Jan Garbarek, Johnny Ramone, Dionisio Aguado y García, PJ Harvey, and Peggy Lee. After him are Valery Gergiev, Ken Hensley, Tony Allen, Tiësto, Alice Herz-Sommer, and Nikolai Kapustin.

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Among people born in 1947, Ry Cooder ranks 90Before him are Jan Garbarek, Sheikh Hasina, Roy Hodgson, Joe Mantegna, F. R. David, and Martha Nussbaum. After him are Richard Jenkins, Saskia Sassen, Rod Evans, Kathrine Switzer, Ron Dennis, and Peter Weller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ry Cooder ranks 1,787 out of 15,968Before him are Peggy Lee (1920), Laura Dern (1967), John Mauchly (1907), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Phil Knight (1938), and Linda Gray (1940). After him are Lloyd Shapley (1923), Jack Welch (1935), Nina Hartley (1959), Carmine Coppola (1910), Isamu Noguchi (1904), and Richard Serra (1939).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ry Cooder ranks 102Before him are Paul Desmond (1924), Robert Trujillo (1964), Beck (1970), Albert King (1923), Johnny Ramone (1948), and Peggy Lee (1920). After him are Steve Vai (1960), Robby Krieger (1946), Bobby McFerrin (1950), Pat Metheny (1954), Richie Sambora (1959), and Coleman Hawkins (1904).

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