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Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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March 26, 1925

James Moody

The man had sax appeal: tenor, alto, and soprano.

James Moody, born in Savannah in 1925, began playing the saxophone at 16, despite being hard of h...
June 14, 1923

Fiddlin’ John Carson

Farmer, railroad worker, horse jockey, moonshiner and country music’s first big star -- that was John William Carson.

Fannin County native fiddlin...
November 18, 1909

Johnny Mercer

“Moon River,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Accentuate the Positive” -- Savannah native John Herndon Mercer wrote those songs and a thousand more like them, ...

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