Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday: Glenn Miller!

Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing December 15, 1944) was a jazz trombone, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known "Big Bands". Miller's best known recordings are: In the Mood, American Patrol, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

Miller and his band perform in two Twentieth Century Fox films: Sun Valley Serenade(1941)and Orchestra Wives(1942). Miller co-wrote with Billy May the instrumental "Boom Shot" for the Orchestra Wives soundtrack.

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