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Glenn Miller

American big band musician, arranger, composer and bandleader

Glenn Miller

American big band musician, arranger, composer and bandleader
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birthday
1st
March, 1904
Birth Place
Clarinda, Iowa, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942, leading one of the best-known big bands. Miller’s recordings include “In the Mood”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “A String of Pearls”, “At Last”, “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo”, “American Patrol”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “Elmer’s Tune”, “Little Brown Jug” and “Anvil Chorus”. In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69 top ten hits–more than Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top 10s) did in their careers.
In 1942, Miller volunteered to join the U.S. military to entertain troops during World War II, ending up with the U.S. Army Air Forces. On December 15, 1944, while flying to Paris, Miller’s aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

instruments played
trombone
Allegiance

United States of America

Associated Acts

Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Modernaires, Marion Hutton

Disappeared

December 15, 1944 (aged 40) over English Channel

Genres

Swing music, big band

Rank

Major

Servicebranch

United States Army Air Forces

Spouses

Helen Burger (m. 1928)

Years Active

1923 1944

Years Of Service

1942 1944

Name

Glenn Miller

Nationality

United States of America

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