The biography of Glenn Miller by Claude Carrière and Christian Bonnet , illustrated by Serge Dutfoy and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
Nearly seven decades after the death of Glenn Miller , his cult continues to be celebrated around the world not only through the constantly and abundantly reissued records of the original orchestras of Miller himself, but also thanks to several orchestras including one " official", the " Glenn Miller Orchestra" , founded in 1956 by his widow Helen and the lawyer in charge of the estate. In any case, it is certain that no other orchestra has left such deep traces in the collective memory of several generations.
The mystery of this success, much greater than that of renowned and artistically superior orchestras, from Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey to Basie and Ellington , perhaps lies, according to George T. Simon , a great connoisseur of Glenn, in made him, better than anyone else, know what he wanted and how to get it. This upright and severe man, with the appearance of a professor, was in fact a sensitive and imaginative being coupled with an exceptional “boss”, with great confidence in himself.