Born: July 21, 1931
Plas Johnson - saxophone
Jazz aficionados know him by name, but almost anyone exposed to music is familiar with his playing. His is the purring sax solo on Henry Mancini's famous Pink Panther movie theme song. His is the saxophone counterpart to Harry Sweets Edison's trumpet on Neal Hefti's signature music for The Odd Couple TV series.
Plas is the featured soloist heard on countless albums, including those of such artists as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt and Sarah Vaughan....
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