Tony Williams

1945 - 1997

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Anthony Tillmon Williams (December 12, 1945 – February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer. Williams first gained fame as a member of Miles Davis' "Second Great Quintet," and later pioneered jazz fusion with Davis' group and his own combo, the Tony Williams Lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Williams has received more than 53,892 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Tony Williams is the 1,036th most popular musician (up from 1,041st in 2019), the 5,086th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,091st in 2019) and the 343rd most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 54k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Tony Williams by language

Over the past year Tony Williams has had the most page views in the with 14,495 views, followed by French (9,490), and German (9,112). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Norwegian (Nynorsk) (77.94%), Korean (74.42%), and Arabic (28.79%)


Among musicians, Tony Williams ranks 1,036 out of 3,175Before him are Ray Davies, Bella Davidovich, Cecil Taylor, Don Felder, Jaki Liebezeit, and Andrej Hoteev. After him are Eumir Deodato, Valentina Lisitsa, Antonio Janigro, Charlie Mariano, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, and Geoff Emerick.

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Among people born in 1945, Tony Williams ranks 330Before him are Alexander Markovich Polyakov, Rita Coolidge, Willeke Alberti, Ronee Blakley, Richard Hatch, and Michael Blake. After him are Nils Torvalds, Geoff Emerick, Nuruddin Farah, Modestas Paulauskas, Sam Anderson, and Ken Walsh. Among people deceased in 1997, Tony Williams ranks 173Before him are Brian Connolly, Bengt Danielsson, Georgy Shonin, Robert Pinget, John Akii-Bua, and Myrtle Bachelder. After him are Afonsinho, William Hickey, Tete Montoliu, Shinichi Hoshi, Billy Bremner, and Juan Burgueño.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tony Williams ranks 5,086 out of 20,380Before him are J. E. B. Stuart (1833), Hunter Biden (1970), Kenneth Bainbridge (1904), Brent Scowcroft (1925), Vincent J. McMahon (1914), and Deborah Lipstadt (1947). After him are Evelyn Ashford (1957), Charlie Mariano (1923), George Huntington (1850), Katherine Anne Porter (1890), Mackenyu (1996), and Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tony Williams ranks 343Before him are Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), Hank Jones (1918), Sonny Stitt (1924), Zakk Wylde (1967), Cecil Taylor (1929), and Don Felder (1947). After him are Charlie Mariano (1923), Paul Chambers (1935), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), John Lurie (1952), Jack Irons (1962), and Johnny Thunders (1952).