John Henry "Ace" Cannon (May 5, 1934 - December 6, 2018) was a highly acclaimed tenor and alto saxophonist who began as a member of Bill Black's Combo before becoming famous as a solo artist during the early 1960s. His best known songs include the laid-back and bluesy instrumental smashes, "Tuff" (1961) and "Blues (Stay Away From Me)" (1962).
Ace Cannon was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Mississippi Musicians' Hall of Fame in 2008.
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