Tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson was born on this day in 1931. He recorded a number of hard bop and soul-jazz albums as a bandleader. As a session performer, he worked with many jazz and rock acts, including Henry Mancini, for whom he played on "The Pink Panther Theme." The video I wanted to use here has to be played on YouTube, so here’s a substitute. Go on over to YouTube and see Plas with Henry Mancini and the Terry Gibbs Orchestra.