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Who was in Glenn Miller's band?

Last Updated: 28th April, 2020

Glenn Miller Orchestra
1938 – 1942
The Dorsey Brothers
The California Ramblers

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Likewise, who took over Glenn Miller's band?

Tex Beneke

Furthermore, when was the Glenn Miller band popular? He was one of the most popular bandleaders in the late 1930s and early 1940s with such songs as "Moonlight Serenade" and "Tuxedo Junction." In 1942, Miller enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to lead the Army Air Force Band.

Keeping this in consideration, who sang for Glenn Miller?

Tex Beneke

What was the Glenn Miller sound?

In February 1937, Miller started an orchestra that briefly made records for Decca. With this group, Miller used an arrangement he wrote for British bandleader Ray Noble's American band in an attempt to form a clarinet-reed sound. This style developed over time, and eventually became known as the Glenn Miller sound.

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Did Glenn Miller play the clarinet?

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