Tommy Dorsey

1905 - 1956

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Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tommy Dorsey has received more than 905,249 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Tommy Dorsey is the 812th most popular musician (down from 707th in 2019), the 4,083rd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,420th in 2019) and the 286th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Tommy Dorsey ranks 812 out of 2,675Before him are Earl Hines, S. D. Burman, Peter Hammill, Dimebag Darrell, John Williams, and Gerry Rafferty. After him are Ian Hill, Hide, Kid Ory, Ivo Pogorelić, Hugh McDonald, and Éric Serra.

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Among people born in 1905, Tommy Dorsey ranks 163Before him are Paul Grimault, Paul Ariste, Manès Sperber, Clarence Zener, Joan Coromines, and Eugen Sänger. After him are Luigi Zampa, Ángel Melogno, Seni Pramoj, Aurelio González, Ferenc Farkas, and Mildred Natwick. Among people deceased in 1956, Tommy Dorsey ranks 101Before him are Auguste Chevalier, Eduardo Lonardi, Évariste Lévi-Provençal, Meghnad Saha, Elmer Drew Merrill, and Evelyn Beatrice Hall. After him are Lewis Terman, Aino Kallas, Nikolaos Trikoupis, Robert Julius Trumpler, Corrado Alvaro, and Willem Hendrik Keesom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tommy Dorsey ranks 4,083 out of 15,968Before him are Dimebag Darrell (1966), Carlos Hathcock (1942), Mark Donohue (1937), George Andrew Reisner (1867), Tracy Pollan (1960), and Greg Mankiw (1958). After him are Kid Ory (1886), Sarah Clarke (1972), Jennifer Warnes (1947), Arthur O'Connell (1908), Tom Mix (1880), and Jim Dine (1935).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tommy Dorsey ranks 286Before him are Henry Cowell (1897), John Mayer (1977), Johnny Hodges (1906), Grover Washington Jr. (1943), Earl Hines (1903), and Dimebag Darrell (1966). After him are Kid Ory (1886), Hugh McDonald (1950), Tommy Thayer (1960), Cecil Taylor (1929), Kerry King (1964), and Donald "Duck" Dunn (1941).