Benny Hollman

Benny Hollman: Flute, Saxophone

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Background:

Benny Hollman was born in Logan Heights in March, 1940, picking up the sax at age 11. After graduating San Diego High School, he co-founded the Velvetones. While serving in the Army from 1963 to 1965, he played with Billy Cobham in the Army Band, and later he fronted his own Mr. Hollman’s Big Band Explosion, which performed for many years at Chargers home games.

Hollman passed away at the age of 75 on December 12, 2015, after battling prostate cancer.

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