Glenn Miller

1904 - 1944

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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the Swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942, leading one of the best-known big bands. Miller's recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer's Tune", "Little Brown Jug", and "Anvil Chorus". In just four years, Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69 top-10 hits—more than Elvis Presley (40 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top 10s) did in their careers.In 1942, Miller volunteered to join the U.S. military to entertain troops during World War II, ending up with the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn Miller has received more than 3,973,516 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Glenn Miller is the 104th most popular musician (down from 59th in 2019), the 656th most popular biography from United States (down from 335th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Musician.

Glenn Miller is most famous for his hit song, "In the Mood." He was a big band leader and arranger who led the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He was also a composer, and he wrote many popular songs including "Moonlight Serenade" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." He was a pioneer in the development of the sound of the big band and in the use of arrangements.

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Among musicians, Glenn Miller ranks 104 out of 2,675Before him are Hans von Bülow, Mike Oldfield, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Buddy Holly, Gheorghe Zamfir, and Paul Mauriat. After him are Andrés Segovia, John Bonham, Alice Cooper, Barry Gibb, Amir Khusrow, and Fernando Sor.

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Among people born in 1904, Glenn Miller ranks 26Before him are Harry Martinson, John Hicks, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Gregory Bateson, Hans Albert Einstein, and Joan Crawford. After him are Odilo Globočnik, Hans Morgenthau, Ernst Mayr, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Willem de Kooning, and Witold Gombrowicz. Among people deceased in 1944, Glenn Miller ranks 33Before him are Milena Jesenská, Florence Foster Jenkins, Friedrich Olbricht, Louis Renault, Aristide Maillol, and Wang Jingwei. After him are Henning von Tresckow, Nikolai Vatutin, Erich Hoepner, Giovanni Gentile, Bertha Benz, and Max Jacob.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn Miller ranks 656 out of 15,968Before him are Monica Lewinsky (1973), John Glenn (1921), John Malkovich (1953), Sidney Lumet (1924), Joan Crawford (1904), and Michael Bloomberg (1942). After him are Magic Johnson (1959), Walter Matthau (1920), Irving Langmuir (1881), Asaph Hall (1829), Larry Hagman (1931), and John Lee Hooker (1917).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Glenn Miller ranks 29Before him are Cliff Burton (1962), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Nat King Cole (1919), Lou Reed (1942), Benny Goodman (1909), and Buddy Holly (1936). After him are Alice Cooper (1948), Ritchie Valens (1941), Bill Evans (1929), Don Shirley (1927), Ray Manzarek (1939), and Lady Gaga (1986).