LIFE LIKE IN MOVIE
In the 1940s, the Glenn Miller Orchestra became increasingly popular with the general public. Tracks like “Moonlight Serenade” – “Miller’s signature tune” – and “In The Mood” became mega hits. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has performed on major radio shows and has been hired for film appearances.
Meanwhile, the United States had entered World War II, and Glenn Miller volunteered for the Air Force, which gained the best orchestra the military had ever had. The Big Band went to England and played for the GIs involved in the invasion of Europe. After the capture of Paris in late 1944, the orchestra performed here as well. On the flight to Paris, for which Glenn Miller used a small transport aircraft, he had a fatal accident – the cause of the crash was never clarified, and the plane disappeared without a trace.
Even during his lifetime, Glenn Miller was an idol admired by music fans around the world. The news of his death shocked millions of music lovers. But the myth of this great musician and the fascination of his music are alive to this day.