Tito Puente

1923 - 2000

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Ernest Anthony "Tito" Puente, Jr. (April 20, 1923 – June 1, 2000) was an American musician of Puerto Rican descent, songwriter, record producer and bandleader. Puente is often credited as "The Musical Pope", "El Rey de los Timbales" (The King of the Timbales) and "The King of Latin Music". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tito Puente has received more than 1,249,359 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Tito Puente is the 415th most popular musician (up from 451st in 2019), the 2,257th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,292nd in 2019) and the 129th most popular American Musician.

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  • 66.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Tito Puente ranks 415 out of 2,675Before him are Tony Levin, Edwin Fischer, Paul Landers, Varg Vikernes, Alexander Siloti, and Nathan Milstein. After him are George Young, Freddie King, Serj Tankian, Greg Lake, Janick Gers, and Djivan Gasparyan.

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Among people born in 1923, Tito Puente ranks 107Before him are Bettie Page, Otfried Preußler, Bert Kaempfert, Walerian Borowczyk, Irvin Kershner, and Robert Maxwell. After him are Charles Durning, Peter Vaughan, Albert Vanhoye, Svetozar Gligorić, Vladimir Gelfand, and Wolfgang Sawallisch. Among people deceased in 2000, Tito Puente ranks 74Before him are Kemal Sunal, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Maurice Richard, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Patrick O'Brian, and Claude Sautet. After him are Steven Runciman, Charles M. Schulz, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Libertad Lamarque, Edward Gorey, and Roger Peyrefitte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tito Puente ranks 2,257 out of 15,968Before him are Steven Chu (1948), J. Michael Bishop (1936), Elias Howe (1819), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Tom Ford (1961), and Damon Wayans (1960). After him are Frank Zane (1942), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Bill Conti (1942), King C. Gillette (1855), Freddie King (1934), and Chris Noth (1954).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tito Puente ranks 129Before him are Eric Carr (1950), Joe Perry (1950), Johnny Winter (1944), Fred Durst (1970), Bud Powell (1924), and Tony Levin (1946). After him are Freddie King (1934), Joe Pass (1929), Grace Slick (1939), Gerry Mulligan (1927), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), and Randy Rhoads (1956).