Sonny Rollins

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Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist who is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. In a seven-decade career, he has recorded over sixty albums as a leader. A number of his compositions, including "St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Rollins has received more than 1,199,295 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Sonny Rollins is the 274th most popular musician, the 1,522nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,428th in 2019) and the 80th most popular American Musician.

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  • 37

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  • 4.61

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Among musicians, Sonny Rollins ranks 274 out of 2,675Before him are Gianna Nannini, Consuelo Velázquez, André Previn, Ian Stewart, Ole Bull, and Fela Kuti. After him are Domenico Alberti, Cozy Powell, Cliff Williams, Rudolf Schenker, Buddy Rich, and Charles Mingus.

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Among people born in 1930, Sonny Rollins ranks 98Before him are Rod Taylor, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Friedrich Gulda, Hilderaldo Bellini, Ed White, and Tom Wolfe. After him are Yves Rocher, Martin Karplus, Michal Kováč, Choe Yong-rim, Mario Adorf, and Frank Drake.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Rollins ranks 1,522 out of 15,968Before him are Lily Tomlin (1939), George Smoot (1945), Martha Washington (1731), Barbara Eden (1931), Henry Ford II (1917), and Fred Willard (1939). After him are Bill Pullman (1953), J. K. Simmons (1955), Will Eisner (1917), Fran Drescher (1957), Lee Iacocca (1924), and Buddy Rich (1917).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sonny Rollins ranks 80Before him are Liberace (1919), Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), Jerry Reed (1937), Ray Conniff (1916), and Dave Mustaine (1961). After him are Buddy Rich (1917), Charles Mingus (1922), John Zorn (1953), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Art Tatum (1909), and Ornette Coleman (1930).

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