World War 2 took sacrifices from many brave people. From soldiers to journalists, and from volunteers to entertainers who just wanted the troops to have a happy moment for a change; many people who didn’t want anything to do with fighting and adversity were engulfed by the great war. One such person was Glenn Miller, one of the greatest recording artists of his era, who died while flying to France in the bid to entertain the US troops posted there.
All of America mourned the loss of a great man who had so much talent. His death might not be remembered in the modern era like the deaths of other famous musicians like Elvis, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, or Jimi Hendrix; but it did mark the end of an era. In this article, we try to pay homage to the great musician who pretty much died in the line of duty, by making an effort to tell his story.
Who Was Glen Miller?
Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1st, 1904 and only lived to be 40 years old. He was the best-selling artist from 1939 to 1943 and was the leader of one of the best big-bands in America too. Predominantly a trombonist, Glen was also reasonably good at working other instruments.
Some of Glen’s best performances are “ Moonlight Serenade ,” “ Chattanooga Choo ,” “ At Last ,” “ Tuxedo Junction ,” and “ A String of Pearls .” Even though his spell at the top lasted for 4 years, he managed to produce 16 #1 records and 69 top-10 hits, which is more than what Elvis and The Beatles scored throughout their careers.