Johnny Mercer's hometown of Savannah, Ga., dedicated a monument to him on what would have been his 100th birthday. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library hide caption

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Daryl Sherman visits Piano Jazz for a show in tribute to Johnny Mercer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lester Young gave Billie Holiday her nickname: "Lady Day." William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com hide caption

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