Johnny Hodges

1906 - 1970

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Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Hodges has received more than 329,742 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnny Hodges is the 803rd most popular musician (up from 927th in 2019), the 4,047th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,452nd in 2019) and the 282nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Johnny Hodges ranks 803 out of 2,675Before him are Candy Dulfer, Jean-Delphin Alard, Colin Burgess, Karl Bartos, Jackson Browne, and John Mayer. After him are Grover Washington Jr., Karol Mikuli, Earl Hines, S. D. Burman, Peter Hammill, and Dimebag Darrell.

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Among people born in 1906, Johnny Hodges ranks 167Before him are Friz Freleng, Eraldo Monzeglio, Eddie Albert, Bob King, Tuvia Bielski, and Dmitry Likhachov. After him are Buddhadasa, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, René Huyghe, S. D. Burman, Alberto Lleras Camargo, and Jerzy Giedroyc. Among people deceased in 1970, Johnny Hodges ranks 124Before him are Bjarni Benediktsson, Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov, Félix Gaillard, Romaine Brooks, Cathy O'Donnell, and Marietta Blau. After him are Henri Queuille, Peter Doi, Isdal Woman, Pierre Veyron, Giuseppe Pizzardo, and Lucía Sánchez Saornil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Hodges ranks 4,047 out of 15,968Before him are John Ashbery (1927), James Longstreet (1821), Scott Bakula (1954), William Steig (1907), Gene Wolfe (1931), and Andrew Fire (1959). After him are Grover Washington Jr. (1943), Stephen J. Cannell (1941), Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906), Peter Revson (1939), Kevin Nash (1959), and Marshall Bell (1942).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Johnny Hodges ranks 282Before him are Lyle Mays (1953), Lennie Tristano (1919), Taj Mahal (1942), Joe Walsh (1947), Henry Cowell (1897), and John Mayer (1977). After him are Grover Washington Jr. (1943), Earl Hines (1903), Dimebag Darrell (1966), Tommy Dorsey (1905), Kid Ory (1886), and Hugh McDonald (1950).