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Glenn Miller

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Alton Glenn Miller Born: 1904/03/01
Birth Place: Glenn Miller Orchestra
Died: 1944/12/15
Years Active: 1923–1944

Alton Glenn Miller was born on a farm in Clarinda, Iowa on March 1, 1904 and was a big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. Miller hit the height of his success in the late 1930s through to the mid-1940s before he enlisted in the war. Some of Miller's most memorable songs are “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “A String of Pearls,” “(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo” and “Little Brown Jug.” While flying to entertaining U.S. troops in France during World War II, Miller's plane disappeared over the English Channel and has been listed as “missing in action” ever since. Miller was drawn to music from an early age and brought his first trombone...

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