In 1939 the Glenn Miller Orchestra really hit it big with their biggest hits… “Moonlight Serenade” and ”In the Mood.” By 1940 the Glenn Miller band had 31 top 10 hits and a record eight number one hits in a single calendar year.
The ever-popular “Moonlight Serenade”, “In the Mood”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “A String of Pearls”, “At Last”, “Little Brown Jug”, and “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo” have appeared various times in pop culture and brought swing music to a new height.
Glenn Miller’s fantastic career was cut short when his plane disappeared on December 15, 1944 from a departure from the United Kingdom to Paris. He made such an integral impact on the world that his incredible music and arrangements live on today. The Miller Estate formed the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956 following strong popular demand aroused as a result of the successful motion picture, an immense box office smash – The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The band has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year around the globe to millions of fans. Today, the impeccable Glenn Miller Orchestra is led by Nick Hilsher.