Johnny Beecher


Plas Johnson (b. July 21, 1931), also known as Johnny Beecher, is a highly acclaimed and veteran soul-jazz saxophonist who became famous beginning in the early 1960s as the soloist on Henry Mancini's "The Pink Panther Theme." As Johnny Beecher, he made a splash on the Pop/Rock charts with the 1963 instrumental hit, "Sax Fifth Avenue."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Sax Fifth Avenue (1963)

Pop charts debut year: 1963

Years active: ca. late 1940s - present

Genres: Soul, jazz, hard bop

Labels: Warner


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