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  Glenn Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Miller felt it was important that the band be as close as possible to the fighting troops so in mid-1944 he had the group transferred to London, where they were renamed the American Band of the Allied Expeditionary Force.
Miller's disappearance remains a mystery; the fact that neither his remains nor the wreckage of his plane (a single-engined Noorduyn Norseman UC-64, USAAF Tail Number 44-70285) were ever recovered from the Channel have led to many conspiracy theories over the years.
Glenn had been a chain-smoker for much of his life and by late 1944 was suffering from severe weight loss and shortness of breath, leading to speculation that he was terminally ill, probably with lung cancer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glenn_Miller   (2394 words)

 Glenn Miller History
Glenn’s grandparents were a part of the westward movement of people during the 1800's and moved to the Clarinda area around 1870.
Glenn was immediately concerned for the band and made arrangements for the unit to move to new quarters in Bedford, England.
The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band was extremely busy and Glenn wrote home that in one month they played at 35 different bases, while performing 40 radio broadcasts in their spare time.
www.glennmiller.org /history.htm   (1291 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Glenn Miller
The Glenn Miller Story is a rather boring 1953 movie about a guy who always appeared as boring himself, except for the swinging music he arranged and conducted.
Glenn Miller (born Alton Glen Miller on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa) was an American jazz musician and band leader in the swing era who was probably the genre's best-selling performer from 1939-42.
Miller's disappearence remains a mystery; the fact that neither Miller's remains nor the wreckage of his plane (a single-engined Noorduyn Norseman UC-64, USAAF Tail Number 44-70285) were ever recovered from the Channel have led to many conspiracy theories over the years.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Glenn-Miller   (4635 words)

 Arlington National Cemetery:: Historical_Information
Miller was eligible for a memorial headstone in Arlington National Cemetery as a service member who died on active duty whose remains were not recoverable.
Glenn Miller wrote a friend that in one month "we played at 35 different bases and during our 'spare time' did 40 broadcasts." His Allied Expeditionary Forces Band spent 18 hours a day recording and performing.
Major Miller constantly sought to increase the services rendered by his organization, and it was through him that the band was ordered to Paris to give this excellent entertainment to as many troops as possible.
www.arlingtoncemetery.org /historical_information/glenn_miller.html   (1195 words)

 Glenn Miller: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, EHandler: no quick summary.
"chattanooga choo choo" was a big-band glenn miller swing song featured in the 1941 movie sun valley serenade, which starred amongst others milton...
Miller's music is familiar to many born long after his death, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gl/glenn_miller.htm   (1716 words)

 Review - Glenn Miller - Were the Gospel Miracles Invented by the New Testament Authors? by Robert M. Price   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Glenn Miller, in another admirably erudite discussion, this time of Jewish midrashic and haggadic techniques, seeks to rebut the claim made by some New Testament scholars that in freely amplifying Jesus stories, the evangelists/tradents were simply following in the footsteps of the rabbis.
Miller thinks to debunk the whole idea because there are somewhat different scholarly versions and descriptions of it, as if that meant anything; and because warrior hero myths don’t fit it, as if that were somehow relevant; and because not all hero stories contain every single feature of the Ideal Type.
Miller takes on Evan Fales and Richard Carrier, who claim that, given the gullibility of people in the ancient world, we would not be entitled to trust the claims even of eyewitnesses to gospel miracles, if we had reason to believe any of these tales stemmed from eyewitnesses.
www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com /rev_miller.htm   (10362 words)

 Alton Glenn Miller, Major, United States Army
Miller was a victim of friendly fire, a hail of British bombs blowing his tiny single-engined Noorduyn Norseman plane out of the sky, the Guardian newspaper reports today.
In 1957 the Miller estate authorized the reformation of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, to be directed by Ray McKinley.
In 1954, Miller was elected by the Readers into the Down Beat Hall of Fame, in part as a result of the tremendous surge of fresh interest in his music generated by success of The Glenn Miller Story that year.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /agmiller.htm   (1190 words)

 Glenn Miller
Glenn began his own band in 1937 and by 1939 his was on top as the most popular band in America.
In 1942 Glenn Miller and his band were awarded the first gold record (for record sales over one million) ever presented by the recording industry, for their hit tune, "Chattanooga Choo-Choo".
Glenn Miller left his band in 1942 at the height of its glory to serve his country as an officer in the U.S. Army.
www.cualum.org /heritage/virtual_tour/miller.html   (411 words)

 Glenn Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
Miller's original arrangements were regarded as definitive by those multitudes who continued to put repackagings such as The Real Glenn Miller And His Orchestra high into the international charts as late as 1977.
The enduring quality of Miller's work is most forcibly underlined by the realization that his tunes have become part of the instant musical vocabulary of listeners young and old.
musicstore.mymmode.com /artist.do?artistID=6073432   (1008 words)

 Glenn Miller Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Glenn Miller's new swing style was first heard in public at the Raymor April 16, 1938, with an emphasis on reeds, especially clarinet leads that replaced the high notes of the trumpet.
Miller enlisted as an "instant Captain" in the Army Air Force in 1942 and developed a new military "superband" that marched to swing songs rather than marches.
Miller was planning a tour in France at the request of SHAEF when his plane was lost over the Channel Dec. 14-15, 1944.
history.acusd.edu /gen/filmnotes/glennmillerstory.html   (535 words)

 Solid! -- Glenn Miller
Miller's chart success and popularity among audiences of his time rivals that of latter-day artists such as Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
Miller was born in 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa.
Miller had a knack for finding good musicians and arrangers, and he was often called to help put together new orchestras.
www.parabrisas.com /d_millerg.php   (660 words)

 Music in the Miller Mood
Glenn Miller formed his first orchestra in 1937 and played a number of engagements in various parts of the country throughout the year.
Glenn Miller’s focus was always on the entire orchestra, not on individual soloists—an emphasis that permanently estranged Miller from jazz purists and led jazz critics and musicians to debunk his music, then and now.
Miller’s AAF band was first-rate by any standards and included such outstanding sidemen as drummer Ray McKinley, saxophonist Hank Freeman, trumpeters 'Zeke' Zarchy and Bernie Privin, pianist Mel Powell, and vocalist Johnny Desmond, who moved to Chicago in 1948 to sing on Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club every weekday morning.
www.tuxjunction.net /glennmiller.htm   (3853 words)

 Glenn Miller
On the day that Glenn Miller left London two of our aircraft were in London and were scheduled to return to Paris.
However, two of the pilots were ordered to fly Glenn Miller to Paris where he was to join his band (they had preceded him) to perform at the opening of SHAEF Headquarters at Versailles, which was being moved from London to Paris.
I have watched over the years for an official announcement that Glenn Miller was killed in action and I have never seen one.
www.mishmash.com /glennmiller   (1036 words)

 Find A Grave Cemetery Records- Glenn Miller
He was born as Alton Glenn Miller in Clarinda, a small rural southwestern Iowa town to Elmer and Mattie Lou Miller.
Arriving in London, The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band was extremely busy and in a typical month played at 35 different bases, while performing 40 radio broadcasts in their spare time.
It is the musical biography of Glenn Miller and a vibrant tribute to the legendary band leader.
www.findagrave.com /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2575&pt=Glenn%20Miller   (677 words)

 Glenn Miller - Missing over the English Channel
In October 1942, Miller disbanded his orchestra and joined the US Army Air Force with the rank of captain and assembled a quality dance band to perform for the troops.
Miller's death was mourned by music lovers all over the world, and he was heralded as a hero worldwide.
One of the most widely held beliefs is that the aircraft Miller was flying in was victim to friendly fire of a sorts.
www.check-six.com /lib/Famous_Missing/Glenn_Miller_Flight.htm   (496 words)

 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Glenn Miller
On December 15, Miller set off by airplane in bad weather for Paris to arrange for his band's appearance there, but the airplane never arrived, and no trace of it was found.
Miller was mourned internationally and attained the status of a war hero.
Miller led one of the most popular and best-remembered dance bands of the swing era.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_miller_glen.htm   (544 words)

 Glenn Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Glenn turned the Co-Partners Hall in Bedford into his Radio Station and here the bulk of his recording was done along with many famous stars such as Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
On August 27th 1944 at RAF Twinwood Airfield Glenn Miller performed a concert for the aircrews using two trailers as a stage next to Twinwood Control Tower.
To celebrate this a Glenn Miller Concert was held, and this was the forerunner of what is now the annual Glenn Miller Festival.
www.twinwoodevents.com /Glenn%20Miller.htm   (347 words)

 The Glenn Miller Story (1953)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Regrettably an argument with the Miller Estate prevented the participation of saxophonist Ted Beneke, who had earlier led the post-war band and was renowned for his performance of Chattanoga Choo-Choo in"SunValley Serenade" (1941).
Miller was supported throughout by his wife, Helen, sympathetically played by a cuddlesome June Allyson, who ceaselessly encouraged him when all seemed to have failed.
Miller's loss at the peak of popularity, flying in advance of his band to make arrangements in Paris for his Christmas concert, ensured his enduring fame.
us.imdb.com /Title?0047030   (783 words)

 Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller and his band had been performing for Allied Troops prior to the crash and was planning on putting on a show in Paris, France.
Glenn Miller and his band was idolized by many during his career.
A German newspaper says wartime bandleader Glenn Miller died of a heart attack in the arms of a French prostitute in 1944 and not, as officially reported, in a plane crash.
www.bigbands.org /millercrash.htm   (3410 words)

 Glenn Miller Birthplace Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Glenn Miller Festival June 8 -11, 2006 Clarinda, Iowa USA
We hope you will enjoy learning about our society and about Glenn Miller, a pioneer in music during the Big Band era.
After disappearing in 1944, his music and life have continued to be of interest to people around the world.
www.glennmiller.org   (103 words)

 Amazon.com: Glenn Miller - Greatest Hits: Music: Glenn Miller & His Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Glenn Miller's music was a crucial part of the soundtrack of American involvement in that conflict.
Glenn Miller, as others have pointed out, isn't music for just "the old folks." Young people are constantly falling under his spell, and his music is still enormously popular today with folks of all ages.
Glenn Miller's music is still as exciting, vibrant, and popular as it was 60 years ago.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003G2K?v=glance   (1603 words)

 Glenn Miller News
We often hear "it wouldn't be a Festival without the Glenn Miller Orchestra." So, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Larry O'Brien will be performing three times during the 2006 Glenn Miller...
Glenn Miller and the A-Team's Mr T. Photographs: Corbis/AP A while back, I had a dream.
Originally founded by its late bandleader Glenn Miller in 1938, the group has played almost continuously since, pausing only for a five-year stretch...
www.topix.net /who/glenn-miller   (607 words)

 32¢ Glenn Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa.
At 13, Glenn received his first trombone (and lessons) when a shopkeeper traded him in exchange for his sweeping the floor in his store.
At Glen Island Casino in 1938, Glenn Miller's Orchestra was a hit and they really took off, creating a unique style of popular music that would help carry America through the difficult years of World War II.
www.unicover.com /EA1CAKDL.htm   (459 words)

 The Glenn Miller Story Clip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The genre dramatizes this journey with scenes, occurring early in such films as The Fabulous Dorseys (1947), The Glenn Miller Story (1954), and The Benny Goodman Story (1955), in which the white protagonist descends into a nightclub and is inspired by African-American jazz musicians.
This scene from Anthony Mann's popular biopic featuring James Stewart as Glenn Miller and June Allyson as his wife, is filmed in a manner which emphasizes the uniquely lurid nature of this separate nightclub world.
Miller's improvisational jam session with Louis Armstrong is placed in sharp contrast with Miller's usual working style: composing arrangements at the piano.
xroads.virginia.edu /~ASI/musi212/emily/millerfilm.html   (354 words)

 BBC - Radio 3 Jazz Profiles - Glenn Miller
The most popular white danceband leader of the swing era, Miller was also an influential arranger, who had an important impact on the music of several bands in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably those of drummer Ben Pollack and the Dorsey Brothers.
But it was Miller's arrangements for his own bands, and notably the one he led from 1938 that were responsible for his great popularity.
These involved sentimental ballads such as Moonlight Serenade, in which he adopted the trademark of the clarinet doubling the melody with the saxophones, and simplified uptempo swing dance tunes, such as In The Mood.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/jazz/profiles/glenn_miller.shtml   (301 words)

 Glenn Miller - collection mp3, free mp3 download, mp3 song hits : The Glenn Miller Story - CD2, Juke Box Saturday Night ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Glenn Miller King Porter Stomp, Pennsylvania 6-5000, A-Tisket A-Tasket, Pennsylvania 6-500.
Glenn Miller American Patrol All The Things You Are, A String of Pearls.
Glenn Miller (I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo, Moonlight Serenade April in Paris.
cladspan.dnip.net /glenn-miller.html   (767 words)

 Amazon.com: The Essential Glenn Miller: Music: Glenn Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If you're looking for more than just the greatest hits of the Glenn Miller band but don't feel the need for the 13 CDs that make up The Complete Glenn Miller, this two-disc set is an excellent overview of the 1939-42 period, with far better sound than on earlier CD compilations.
Miller and his band made magic and this 2-disc set will certainly cast a spell on you.
However, this collection sounds as if Glenn Miller and his various other musicians were right there in the studio in 1995, when this treasure trove was released.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002WRM?v=glance   (1528 words)

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