3 Kings (jazz trio)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 3 Kings was a jazz trio, known as the Three Blind Mice, as they wore dark glasses. They were formed at Hot Springs High School by Bill Clinton on tenor saxophone, Randy Goodrum on piano and Joe Newman alternating with Mike Hardgraves on drums. They played in the school auditorium, the Quapaw Community Center and at the YMCA and YWCA, where high school teenagers would dance. Their advertising slogan was "swing pretty hard with some cool jazz".[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Bill Clinton (2004), My Life, Alfred A. Knopf, p. 56, ISBN 9780375414572 
  2. ^ William A. DeGregorio (1993), The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents, Barricade Books, p. 706, ISBN 9780942637922 
  3. ^ David Gallen (1994), Bill Clinton as they know him: an oral biography, p. 35 
  4. ^ Nigel Hamilton (2011), "The Three Kings", Bill Clinton: An American Journey, Random House, pp. 122–123, ISBN 9781407088259