Tommy Dorsey

1905 - 1956

Tommy Dorsey

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 848,435 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 707th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 850k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Tommy Dorsey ranks 710 out of 2,258Before him are Mike Porcaro, Tony Banks, Fatboy Slim, Svend Asmussen, Robert Casadesus, and Juan d'Arienzo. After him are Tommy Thayer, Sean Paul, Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Vagif Mustafazadeh, Desmond Dekker, and Mick Box.

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Among people born in 1905, Tommy Dorsey ranks 138Before him are Erich Neumann, Anfilogino Guarisi, Zdeněk Burian, Manès Sperber, Albrecht Unsöld, and Aldo Fabrizi. After him are Harold Arlen, John Lyng, Ferenc Farkas, Clarence Zener, Araken Patusca, and Paul Grimault. Among people deceased in 1956, Tommy Dorsey ranks 92Before him are Mohammed Hussein Heikal, Mikheil Gelovani, Auguste Chevalier, Louis Rosier, Elmer Drew Merrill, and Eduardo Lonardi. After him are Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Zoltán Halmay, Nikolaos Trikoupis, Robert Julius Trumpler, Preston Tucker, and Willem Hendrik Keesom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tommy Dorsey ranks 3,423 out of 12,171Before him are Anne Tyler (1941), Zach Galifianakis (1969), M. Emmet Walsh (1935), Al Green (1946), Jensen Ackles (1978), and Zoë Wanamaker (1949). After him are Anita O'Day (1919), Tommy Thayer (1960), Carla Gugino (1971), Harold Arlen (1905), Richard Sears (1861), and Mitch Pileggi (1952).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tommy Dorsey ranks 245Before him are Steve Gadd (1945), Kerry King (1964), Freddie Hubbard (1938), Adam Levine (1979), Stewart Copeland (1952), and Mike Porcaro (1955). After him are Tommy Thayer (1960), Alan Wilson (1943), Krist Novoselic (1965), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), Art Pepper (1925), and Daron Malakian (1975).