4,270,819 plays (438,581 listeners)
Clarinda, United States
Alton Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa on March 1, 1904. He started his musical career when his father brought home a mandolin. As soon as possible, he traded the instrument for an old horn, which he practiced diligently. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Miller managed to earn a living working as a freelance trombonist in several bands. His first band was formed in 1937 but failed to distinguish itself and eventually broke up. More…
User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.
- jazz, swing, big band, 40s, oldies
- Similar to:
- Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Harry James, Artie Shaw