Dick Johnson (December 1, 1925 – January 10,
was an American
big band clarinetist, best known for
his work with the Artie
Born Richard Brown Johnson in Brockton, Massachusetts, he
also played the alto saxophone and flute, as well as the clarinet. Johnson worked
Sinatra, the Swing Shift Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett.
Johnson died in Boston,
Massachusetts after a short illness, aged 84.