GLENN MILLER Biography - Musicians


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Name: Glenn Miller                                                                   
Birth name: Alton Glenn Miller                                                       
Born: 1 March 1904 Clarinda, Iowa, U.S.                                               
Died: 15 December 1944                                                               
Genre(s): Swing music, Big band, Sweet bands                                         
Occupation: Bandleader                                                               
Instrument(s): Trombone,Clarinet                                                     
Years active 1923-1944                                                               
Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904-presumably December 15, 1944), was an American     
jazz musician and band leader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling       
recording artists from 1939 to 1942, leading one of the best known "Big Bands".       
Miller's signature recordings include, "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction", "Chattanooga 
Choo Choo", "Moonlight Serenade", "Little Brown Jug", and "Pennsylvania 6-5000".     
While travelling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Miller's     
plane disappeared in bad weather. His body was never found.