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Major Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944). While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Glenn Miller disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel. The Glenn Miller Orchestra was re-formed after the war and continues to record and perform to this day.

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Dec 15, 1944 - A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to Paris.

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Glenn Miller

American trombonist and band leader Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944) performing with the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band to entertain the troops. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1782 - Glenn Miller - unpub. (Photo by Felix Man/Getty Images)

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Glenn Miller, Before Hip Hop, Rock & Roll, R&B and Jazz, I was first a fan of his music, could've been no more than 7yrs old

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Glenn Miller - In The Mood "In the Mood" is a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller in 1939, and one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. Miller's rendition topped the charts one year later and was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade.

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Glenn Miller - In The Mood. This is a scene from "Orchestra Wives", the o only movie Miller appeared in (he's playing the lead trombone). But pay close attention when the camera switches from Miller to the pianist - the guy playing the piano looks like the same guy who played Fred Gailey (the lawyer who represented Santa Claus) in "Miracle on 34th Street"..could it be he?

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Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade. This was Miller's theme song. It was played at the opening and closing of his popular radio spot for Chesterfield Cigarettes.

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