Wendy Carlos

1939 - Today

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Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, November 14, 1939) is an American musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Carlos studied physics and music at Brown University before moving to New York City in 1962 to study music composition at Columbia University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wendy Carlos has received more than 1,792,646 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Wendy Carlos is the 478th most popular musician (up from 534th in 2019), the 2,551st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,668th in 2019) and the 153rd most popular American Musician.

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  • 1.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Wendy Carlos ranks 478 out of 2,675Before her are Clifford Brown, Antonio Bazzini, Krystian Zimerman, Dennis Wilson, Riccardo Cocciante, and Captain Beefheart. After her are Elvis Costello, Jacques Loussier, Alvin Lee, Rick Astley, Alan Walker, and Klaus Voormann.

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Among people born in 1939, Wendy Carlos ranks 137Before her are Boris Kolker, Peppino di Capri, Russell Means, Zenon Grocholewski, Ariane Mnouchkine, and Salomé. After her are Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marisa Mell, John Sculley, Yael Dayan, Jane Alexander, and Bertrand Blier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wendy Carlos ranks 2,551 out of 15,968Before her are Jo Van Fleet (1915), Billy Preston (1946), John L. Sullivan (1858), Kate Millett (1934), Amber Heard (1986), and Captain Beefheart (1941). After her are Don Walsh (1931), Josh Duhamel (1972), Katherine Heigl (1978), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), David Riesman (1909), and John Derek (1926).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Wendy Carlos ranks 153Before her are Erroll Garner (1923), John Frusciante (1970), Duane Allman (1946), Clifford Brown (1930), Dennis Wilson (1944), and Captain Beefheart (1941). After her are Carla Bley (1936), Lionel Hampton (1908), John Phillips (1935), Al Di Meola (1954), Joey DeMaio (1954), and Mick Mars (1951).