Glenn Miller's reign as the most popular bandleader in the U.S. came relatively late in his career and was relatively brief, lasting only about three and a half years.
Mr. Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa in 1904, the plane he was in disappeared over France during WWII.
His notable works include: In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Little Brown Jug, and Pennsylvania 6-5000.
What instrument did he play? The Trombone.
Many of us may have seen the movie, Starring James Stewart and June Allyson about Miller's life and how he was always looking for his own sound. How he joined the service at 38 and started a band to entertain troops.