Next to a Letter from Home: Major Glenn Miller's Wartime Band by Geoffrey Butcher

Next to a Letter from Home: Major Glenn Miller's Wartime Band Author: Geoffrey Butcher
eBook Title: Next to a Letter from Home: Major Glenn Miller's Wartime Band
ISBN10: 0751510785
ISBN13: 978-0751510782
Language: English
Publisher: Trafalgar Square (May 1, 1997)
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
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Size PDF vers.: 1273 kb
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For those who lived during World War II, one sound in particular has become indelibly associated with those times - the smooth strains of "Moonlight Serenade" announcing that Glenn Miller was on the air. As Captain (later Major) Glenn Miller, he and his American band of the AEF broadcast over the BBC almost every day during the last year of the war, boosting the nation's morale in those long, war-weary days. This book covers the last phase of Miller's distinguished career and is told against the military and broadcasting background of the time. The author has drawn on numerous archives and much of the story is told in special contributions by musicians who played in the band, alongside a record of the band's performance in Britain and Europe and a comprehensive list of their sound recordings.

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