Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Claude Thornhill on WGN-TV BIG BANDS - complete 1/2 hr

Last summer I posted an excerpt of the WGN-TV BIG BANDS appearance by Claude Thornhill. This is the complete 1/2 hour. It is most likely the last live performance by this fine musician/composer/bandleader who had a heart attack and died July 1, 1965. I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tex Beneke Salutes the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Glen Island Casino

Tex Beneke assembled a terrific orchestra and guest stars for a PBS special saluting Glenn Miller. It was recorded live at the Glen Island Casino sometime in the 1980s. Van Johnson hosted the show.  I've posted two segments of this to YouTube and so far it hasn't been pulled by the copyright police.