Johnny Hodges Death
Johnny passed away on May 11, 1970 at the age of 62.
When did Johnny Hodges die?May 11, 1970
How old was Johnny Hodges when died?62
Johnny Hodges Birthday and Date of Death
Johnny Hodges was born on July 25, 1907 and died on May 11, 1970. Johnny was 62 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: July 25, 1907
Date of Death: May 11, 1970
Age at Death: 62
Johnny Hodges - Biography
John Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (July 25, 1906 – 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, except the period between 1932 and 1946 when Otto Hardwick generally played first chair. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946, when he was given the lead chair. He is considered one of the definitive alto saxophones players of the big band era (alongside Benny Carter).