Chattanooga Choo Choo: The Life and Times of the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

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celebrity profiles publilshing, 2004 - 281 pages
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A must read for the countless Glenn Miller Orchestra fans who still cherish his music. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Glen Miller's life and the 60th anniversary of his disappearance over the English Channel in late 1944, this is the tribute book which Glenn Miller fans all over the world have been waiting for, a compendium of authentic stories, interviews, over 150 photographs and features illustrating the life and times of the most popular musical organisation in American show business history, spread out under a shower of stars tracing the career of legendary bandleader, arranger and slide trombonist, Alton Glenn Miller, and placing to rest, once and for all, the truth about his mysterious loss during World War II.
 

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Contents

Part
5
Chattanooga Choo Choo
12
The Musicians
15
Part
22
Glenns First Band
29
and 1942 Musicians List
36
The Trombone Club
43
He Likes Jitterbugs
50
Glenns Fine Arrangers
129
The Bandleaders and Bookers
170
lnterlude 19441956
183
Part fcur
195
Movie Portraits
205
Part five
217
John Millers Legacy
225
Englands Ray McVay Orchestra
234

Glenns Methods for Arranging
57
Eyewitness
65
The Glenn Miller Mystique
72
Glenn Receives the Bronze Star
79
Part
262
Julia Rich Vocalist
269
Dedication
276
Copyright

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Richard Grudens was initially influenced by Pulitzer Prize dramatist Robert Anderson; New York Herald Tribune columnist Will Cuppy; and detective/mystery novelist Dashiell Hammett, all whom he knew in his early years. Grudens worked his way up from studio page in NBC's studios in New York to news writer for radio news programs, the Bob and Ray Show and the Today Show. He has written over 100 magazine articles on diverse subjects from interviews with legendary cowboy Gene Autry in Wild West Magazine in 1995 to a treatise on the Beach Boys in the California Highway Patrol Magazine, and countless articles on Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Richard Grudens and his wife Madeline, reside in St James, New York.

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