Ace Cannon

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John "Ace" Cannon (May 5, 1934 – December 6, 2018) was an American tenor and saxophonist. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi. He played and toured with Hi Records stablemate Bill Black's Combo, and started a solo career.

His best known song "Tuff" hit #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, and the follow-up single "Blues (Stay Away from Me)" hit #36 that same year.[1][2] In April 1965, he released Ace Cannon Live (HL 12025).

Cannon died at his home on December 6, 2018 in Calhoun City, Mississippi from emphysema at the age of 84.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. "Billboard Hot 100 - Ace Cannon". Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  3. "John Henry "ACE" Cannon May 05, 1934 - December 06, 2018". obittree.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. "Ace Cannon". Calhoun County Journal. Retrieved 6 December 2018.