Today’s Music: Johnny Hodges, Jim McCarty, Steve Goodman

Sax master and Duke Ellington sideman Johnny “Rabbit” Hodges was born today in 1906 (d. 1970). Johnny was a major influence on later jazz saxophonists such as Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.

The Yardbirds’ drummer Jim McCarty was born this day in 1943.

Singer/songwriter Steve Goodman came into this world today in 1948 (d. 1984). Some tunes written by Steve and popularized by other artists.

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