Sidney Bechet

1897 - 1959

Sidney Bechet

Sidney Joseph Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, beating trumpeter Louis Armstrong to the recording studio by several months. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Bechet has received more than 526,111 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 284th most popular musician.

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  • 530k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Sidney Bechet ranks 284 out of 2,258Before him are Keith Moon, Richard Z. Kruspe, Ole Bull, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Léo Ferré, and Consuelo Velázquez. After him are Bo Diddley, John McLaughlin, Gianna Nannini, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Cozy Powell, and Jaco Pastorius.

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Among people born in 1897, Sidney Bechet ranks 60Before him are Hans Baur, Theodor Busse, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Karl Löwith, Hans Speidel, and Ye Jianying. After him are Winifred Wagner, Wilfred Bion, Emil Maurice, Thornton Wilder, Josep Pla, and Fredric March. Among people deceased in 1959, Sidney Bechet ranks 35Before him are Ernest Bloch, Enrico De Nicola, Alfred Kubin, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, and Edmond Debeaumarché. After him are Sisavang Vong, Rudolf Caracciola, Raphael Lemkin, Cecil B. DeMille, D. F. Malan, and Barthélemy Boganda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Bechet ranks 1,460 out of 12,171Before him are Donna Leon (1942), Beyoncé (1981), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Martha Gellhorn (1908), George Armitage Miller (1920), and Clark L. Hull (1884). After him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Caroline Kennedy (1957), John Turturro (1957), Richard Serra (1939), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), and Wilbur Scoville (1865).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sidney Bechet ranks 83Before him are Burt Bacharach (1928), Joe Satriani (1956), John Zorn (1953), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Scott McKenzie (1939), and Sonny Rollins (1930). After him are Bo Diddley (1928), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Ray Conniff (1916), Woody Guthrie (1912), Albert King (1923), and Isaac Hayes (1942).