First ever gold record ….

xxglen-miller

Born in 1904 in Iowa, bandleader and musician Glenn Miller inspired the World War II generation. He was one of the most popular bandleaders in the late 1930s and early 1940s with such songs as Moonlight Serenade and Tuxedo Junction. He received the first ever gold record this date in 1942 for selling a million copies of the song The Chattanooga Choo Choo.

In 1942, Miller enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to lead the Army Air Force Band. He boosted the morale of the troops with his many popular songs before mysteriously disappearing on December 15, 1944 on a flight from England to Paris, France. Miller’s original recordings continue to sell millions of copies. (from cutecalendar.com and  bio.com)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s