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Mitch Miller

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Biography

Mitch Miller Christmas album cover

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Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American oboist, conductor, recording producer and recording industry executive. He was involved in almost all aspects of the industry, particularly as a conductor, and A&R (artist and repertoire) man. Miller was one of the most influential people in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of A&R at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist with an NBC television series, Sing Along with Mitch. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the early 1930s, Miller began his musical career as an accomplished player of the oboe and English horn, making numerous highly regarded classical and popular recordings, but he is best remembered as a choral conductor on television and as a recordings executive.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Mitchell William Miller
  • Born: July 4, 1911 Rochester, New York, U.S.
  • Died: July 31, 2010 (aged 99) New York, New York, U.S.
  • Genres: Choral, traditional pop
  • Occupation(s): Musician, singer, conductor, record producer, record company executive
  • Instruments: English horn, oboe, vocals
  • Years active: 1940s–1960s
  • Associated acts: Mitch Miller and the Gang Sing Along with Mitch

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In the news

Mitch Miller, Maestro of the Singalong, Dies at 99
NY Times Music, 2010-08-02 21:14:04
Mitch Miller conducting during his TV series, “Sing Along with Mitch,” in an undated photograph.

'Sing Along' star dies at 99
Variety, 2010-08-02 19:15:24
TV News: Record label exec had successful TV career -- Mitch Miller, the oboe-playing record label exec who became a star in his own right with his "Sing Along With Mitch" albums and TV show, died July 31 in New York following a short illness. He was 99.

Conductor Mitch Miller Dies at Age 99
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2010-08-02 18:27:54
Goateed Orchestra Leader Made Hits with Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett

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