Sidney Bechet

1897 - 1959

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Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, and first recorded several months before trumpeter Louis Armstrong. His erratic temperament hampered his career, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Bechet has received more than 709,493 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Sidney Bechet is the 251st most popular musician (up from 282nd in 2019), the 1,419th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,460th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular American Musician.

Sidney Bechet is most famous for being a jazz clarinetist. He was also a saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, and arranger.

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  • 2.99

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Among musicians, Sidney Bechet ranks 251 out of 2,675Before him are Scott McKenzie, Jaco Pastorius, Lenny Kravitz, Dolores O'Riordan, Mike Portnoy, and Snoop Dogg. After him are José Feliciano, Amy Winehouse, Liberace, Kirk Hammett, Mike Shinoda, and Lisa Gerrard.

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Among people born in 1897, Sidney Bechet ranks 59Before him are Dmitry Pavlov, Tarjei Vesaas, Jiroemon Kimura, Hans Baur, Ye Jianying, and Yeghishe Charents. After him are Winifred Wagner, Philippe Soupault, Theodor Busse, Hans Speidel, Vito Genovese, and Thornton Wilder. Among people deceased in 1959, Sidney Bechet ranks 29Before him are Mike Hawthorn, John Foster Dulles, Mario Lanza, Ettore Majorana, Enrico De Nicola, and Alfred Kubin. After him are Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Wanda Landowska, Raphael Lemkin, Ernest Bloch, Olga Knipper, and Cecil B. DeMille.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Bechet ranks 1,419 out of 15,968Before him are Sarah Knauss (1880), Alan J. Pakula (1928), John Mott (1865), Rollo May (1909), Barry Levinson (1942), and Robert Bloch (1917). After him are Dirk Benedict (1945), Lawrence Klein (1920), Val Kilmer (1959), Chris Cornell (1964), Bessie Smith (1894), and Fred Phelps (1929).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sidney Bechet ranks 73Before him are Marilyn Manson (1969), Scott McKenzie (1939), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Lenny Kravitz (1964), Mike Portnoy (1967), and Snoop Dogg (1971). After him are Liberace (1919), Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), Jerry Reed (1937), Ray Conniff (1916), and Dave Mustaine (1961).