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Trivia / Glenn Miller

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  • Outlived Its Creator: Like many old-time swing orchestras, the Glenn Miller Orchestra has lived on beyond the disappearance of its namesake leader. The first "ghost band" was formed in 1946 under the leadership of saxophonist/vocalist Tex Beneke, but due to Creative Differences between Beneke (who wanted to forge his own musical identity) and the Miller estate (who wanted the same old Miller sound) the two soon parted ways and the orchestra was re-branded as "Tex Beneke and his Orchestra". A new "ghost band" was formed in 1956 under the leadership of Ray McKinley and still exists today alongside officially sanctioned orchestras in the U.K., Europe and Scandinavia.

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