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Glenn Miller

Source: Wikipedia

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing in action December 15, 1944) was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Miller's notable 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", and "Little Brown Jug". While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Glenn Miller's aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.

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  • Birth name: Alton Glenn Miller
  • Born: March 1, 1904 Clarinda, Iowa, United States
  • Died: December 15, 1944 (aged 40) Plane missing over the English Channel
  • Genres: Swing music, big band
  • Occupation(s): Bandleader, Musician, Arranger, Composer
  • Instruments: Trombone
  • Years active: 1923–1944
  • Associated acts: Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Modernaires, Beryl Davis

Read more about Glenn Miller at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Glenn Miller mystery: Notebook sheds light on death
BBC Entertainment, 2017-12-15 00:51:57
Glenn Miller's plane vanished over the Channel without a trace in 1944.

Jazz Clarinet Player Buddy DeFranco Dies at 91
Variety, 2014-12-26 19:22:33
Buddy DeFranco, one-time bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra who played clarinet with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many others, died Wednesday in Panama City, Fla. He was 91. One of the few bebop clarinet players, he was honored as the top jazz clarinetist in the world 16 times with ...

Critic’s Notebook: PBS’s ‘History Detectives’ Devotes Episodes to Single Cases
NY Times TV, 2014-06-30 21:48:47
The disappearance of the bandleader Glenn Miller is among the mysteries undertaken by a longer-form “History Detectives” in July.

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