Glenn Miller

1904 - 1944

Glenn Miller

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", and "Little Brown Jug". In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69 top ten hits—more than Elvis Presley (38 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 3,006,003 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 60th most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Glenn Miller ranks 61 out of 2,258Before him are Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav Rostropovich, Brian Jones, Iggy Pop, Lemmy, and Maurice Gibb. After him are Glenn Gould, Robert Johnson, Jean-Michel Jarre, Alexander Glazunov, Ritchie Blackmore, and Goran Bregović.

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Among people born in 1904, Glenn Miller ranks 16Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Johnny Weissmuller, Graham Greene, Pavel Cherenkov, and George Gamow. After him are Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Ève Curie, Joan Crawford, René Lacoste, and Kurt Georg Kiesinger. Among people deceased in 1944, Glenn Miller ranks 19Before him are William James Sidis, Marc Bloch, Alexis Carrel, Arthur Eddington, Ludwig Beck, and Charles Glover Barkla. After him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Richard Sorge, Ernst Thälmann, Galeazzo Ciano, and Florence Foster Jenkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn Miller ranks 335 out of 12,171Before him are O. Henry (1862), Anton LaVey (1930), Steve Wozniak (1950), Hugh Hefner (1926), Peter Fonda (1940), and Sydney Pollack (1934). After him are Rock Hudson (1925), Calvin Klein (1942), Robert Johnson (1911), William S. Burroughs (1914), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Martin Sheen (1940).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Glenn Miller ranks 17Before him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), Brian Wilson (1942), Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), Bruce Springsteen (1949), and Iggy Pop (1947). After him are Robert Johnson (1911), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), John Coltrane (1926), Charlie Parker (1920), Cliff Burton (1962), and Dean Martin (1917).