Glenn Miller

Biography

1 March 1905, Clarinda, Iowa, USA, d. 15 December 1944. Miller was the first artist to be credited with a million-selling disc (for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’), and was the toast of North American popular music during World War II for his uniformed orchestra’s fusion of sober virtuosity, infectious dance rhythms and varied intonation of brass and woodwind. In Miller’s hands, close harmony vocals - often wordless - were almost incidental in a slick repertoire that embraced Tin... Read more

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jazz
swing
big band
40s
oldies
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