Artie Shaw (1910-2004) - Click to hear one his big hits, "Frenesi." - Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Shaw led one of the United States' most popular Big Bands in the late 1930's through the early 1940's. Their signature song, a 1938 version of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine", was wildly successful and one of the era's defining recordings.
Glenn Miller, was an American big band musician in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Miller's notable recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo". While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during WWII, Miller's aircraft disappeared over the English Channel on the 15th of December 1945. He was 40years old ~
The look of The Vultures, with their mop-top haircuts and Liverpool voices, are a homage to The Beatles; one bird’s voice and features are clearly based on Ringo Starr. When the Beatles departed the project, the song was rewritten as a barbershop quartet, to make it timeless.