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November 11, 2013

 

Singer Johnny Desmond and saxophonist Tex Beneke on the cover of a February 1946 issue of DownBeat Magazine.

A Soldier And A Song: Johnny Desmond In The 1940s

Known as "the GI Sinatra," Johnny Desmond won a wide following in the World War II years as the singer for Glenn Miller's military orchestra.

May 27, 2011

 

Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band

Glenn Miller Goes To War With The Army Air Force Band

Major Glenn Miller went missing over the English Channel in December 1944. For decades afterwards, much of his wartime orchestra's music went missing as well.

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