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Glenn Miller's life: beautiful songs, striking performances and mysterious disappearance

The World War II generation knew him as the most popular and talented bandleader. Glenn Miller and his orchestra created smooth and sophisticated dance music, which survived through the years and became an indispensable part of the world's popular culture.


In The Mood was a #1 hit of the era. Just like any performance of Miller's band, this one is highly energetic and super professional. The song recorded in 1939 became extremely popular in 1940 and remained one of the everlasting jazz hits of all time. Watch the video to see it yourself.

How did you like the performance? Do you like any other Glenn's songs? Share them with us in the comments below!

Here are 5 interesting facts about Glenn's life:

What do you think of Glenn's story? Isn't it incredible? He was a man of character. If you have any little-known facts about him to share with us, tell us in the comments below!


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What are your thoughts on this subject?
79 Comments
Dave Woodward
Loved all of Glenn Millers music, I grew up listening to it all evenb though I was born after he died. My parents were fans of Big Band music
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Oct 2, 2019 5:55PM
drmargiem
I’m Bany Boomer but have always loved Glenn Miller’s music. In the Mood will May for eternity.
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Sep 27, 2021 5:01PM
Jo Anna Jones
Kathleen Bertrand, Some of my happiest memories as a child was dancing with my dad to glen miller.
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Sep 23, 2020 6:02PM
Terry Selzler
teraagee, Right, aliens took him. The aliens needed him to develop music on their planet. Either that or he became a Nazi or converted to Communism under Stalin.
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Aug 22, 2020 6:33PM
judy o
Love Glen Miller and Jimmy Stewart both. I love Glen Miller's music.
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Jul 6, 2020 7:43PM
Kathleen Bertrand
My parents had all his music loved the Glenn Miller story I would dance with my dad to this music.
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May 4, 2020 4:59PM
Eve
I still enjoy the big bands. In the Mood was one of my faves
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Apr 10, 2020 4:45PM
Irene Townsend
Love Glen Miller's music have DVD of movie and also cd. Love 'The little brown Jug'
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Mar 12, 2020 7:36AM
teraagee
I don't believe he died in that plane crash. Where is the info about it and other passengers?
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Feb 22, 2020 5:28PM
teraagee
Loved his music. Grew up under Arthur Murray dance instructors.
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Feb 22, 2020 5:26PM
Barbara Hall
Fabulous music, big band my favorite, loved to dance and jive to his music. so sorry his life was so short, I believe Tex Beneke? took over his band after the war ended.
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Jan 21, 2020 7:18PM
Robert L Hutchison
Until I 'discovered' Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller was my favorite..
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Dec 27, 2019 8:25PM
Kathi Taylor
My Uncle is a musician who plays in 2 different Big Bands. He turned 96 in Jan of 2019.
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Oct 23, 2019 4:36PM
Dolly Shaway Kalil
Love the big band days!! That's when music was music!!
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Sep 29, 2019 7:58PM
Gary Kirkman
For those who love that big band sound, catch an Army band. The various bands stationed throughout the world continue the Glen Miller’s sound as well as some contemporary music.
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Sep 17, 2019 1:03PM

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