Tito Puente

1923 - 2000

Tito Puente

Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of Ernest and Felicia Puente, native Puerto Ricans living in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Puente is often credited as "The Musical Pope", "El Rey de los Timbales" (The King of the Timbales) and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tito Puente has received more than 994,615 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 453rd most popular musician.

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  • 990k

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  • 54.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Tito Puente ranks 453 out of 2,258Before him are Jean-Pierre Rampal, Géza Anda, Carlos Puebla, Joe Pass, Christoph Eschenbach, and Alice Herz-Sommer. After him are Jermaine Jackson, Martin Gore, Ivry Gitlis, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bronisław Huberman, and Theodor Leschetizky.

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Among people born in 1923, Tito Puente ranks 109Before him are Irvin Kershner, Andrés Rodríguez, Bert Kaempfert, Philly Joe Jones, Zlatko Čajkovski, and Antony Flew. After him are Svetozar Gligorić, Joseph Heller, Gloria Grahame, Uziel Gal, Alexandre Astruc, and Lindsay Anderson. Among people deceased in 2000, Tito Puente ranks 79Before him are Richard Farnsworth, Patrick O'Brian, Claude Sautet, Hendrik Casimir, Ahmet Kaya, and Jean-Pierre Rampal. After him are Hubert Maga, Steven Runciman, Rabah Bitat, Charles M. Schulz, Ahmad Shamlou, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tito Puente ranks 2,292 out of 12,171Before him are Alicia Rhett (1915), Gordon Cooper (1927), R. Kelly (1967), The Undertaker (1965), Lee Hazlewood (1929), and Milton L. Humason (1891). After him are Yaphet Kotto (1939), Steve Guttenberg (1958), Jedediah Smith (1799), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Elbridge Gerry (1744), and Kevin Mitnick (1963).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tito Puente ranks 142Before him are Bud Powell (1924), Al Di Meola (1954), Van Cliburn (1934), John Frusciante (1970), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), and Joe Pass (1929). After him are Jermaine Jackson (1954), Bruno Mars (1985), Willie Dixon (1915), Charlie Haden (1937), King Oliver (1881), and Eric Singer (1958).