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Last member of Glenn Miller Band dies in Carlsbad at 95 (Paul Tanner) (with video)
KFMB CBS Channel 8 San Diego ^ | February 5, 2013 | Richard Allyn

Posted on 02/06/2013 2:13:26 PM PST by EveningStar

The last surviving original band member of the Glenn Miller Band has died.

Paul Tanner passed away Tuesday afternoon at the Sunrise Living Facility in Carlsbad.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs8.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bigband; bigbands; carlsbad; electrotheremin; glennmiller; obituary; paultanner; tannerin; trombone; trombonist
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1 posted on 02/06/2013 2:13:36 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges

ping


2 posted on 02/06/2013 2:16:46 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

If only we knew what happened to Glenn....


3 posted on 02/06/2013 2:18:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: abigail2; AgThorn; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Bon of Babble; Brad's Gramma; ...
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4 posted on 02/06/2013 2:19:45 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

First the Andrews Sisters, now Glenn Miller’s band is no more. Who’s next???


6 posted on 02/06/2013 2:21:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EveningStar

Wow another I’m surprised was still around. RIP and thanks.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 2:24:59 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emPVuC9NeNc

Too Little Time - featuring Paul Tanner


8 posted on 02/06/2013 2:34:52 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Johnny and the Hurricanes are kaput as well. But we’ll always have the Drifters, the Temptations and the Platters.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 2:36:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: EveningStar

Big Band era. Guess I read the headline too quickly.

(The Steve Miller Band only SOUNDS like it’s members are 95)


10 posted on 02/06/2013 3:02:30 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 3:07:27 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EveningStar

The reunion shows were getting a little lame with just one guy left in the band.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 3:21:39 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: EveningStar

What wonderful music. RIP.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 3:36:40 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: F15Eagle
If only we knew what happened to Glenn...

Actually we do know now. His light aircraft was transiting the English Channel, heading toward Paris and operating under visual flight rules (not under positive control). A formation of British bombers returning from an aborted mission -- recall that is was bad weather / fog that day, Dec 15, 1944 -- jettisoned their ordnance over the channel before heading to their home stations. An aircrewman in the formation recalls seeing one of the bombs hit a small aircraft below them -- almost 100% certain it was Miller's plane. Although the aircrewman reported what he saw to the flight debriefers, 2 and 2 were not put together until decades later.

14 posted on 02/06/2013 4:06:36 PM PST by twister881
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To: EveningStar
I just learned a few days ago that the last Andrews Sister passed away last week. I didn't know one was still alive. Now comes the last member of the Glenn Miller orchestra.

Personally, when it comes to orchestras, Guy Lombardo's my man.

15 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:55 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: EveningStar

They are all with you now Dad!


16 posted on 02/06/2013 4:29:01 PM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (Invictus Maneo !!)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

My Uncle was the original drummer for the Glenn Miller Band.

Later, he was on a soap opera for years, As the World Turns” and “One Life to Live” - Nat Polen as Dr. Casson. Sweet man !


17 posted on 02/06/2013 4:39:50 PM PST by imemyself
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To: EveningStar
Boy, the way Glenn Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade...
18 posted on 02/06/2013 5:40:04 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Personally, when it comes to orchestras, Guy Lombardo's my man.

Great choice! My favorite is the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks.

19 posted on 02/06/2013 5:44:52 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPXwkWVEIIw

“In The Mood”
(what my Dad, and your grandfather or great-grandfather, hummed as he stomped Tojo’s butt.)


20 posted on 02/06/2013 5:54:26 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Revolting cat!

He played theramin on Good Vibrations for the Beach Boys as well.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 6:41:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: twister881

I have heard that theory. Have a short documentary on it. The only plane that I know of found in the English Channel didn’t appear to have skeletons, which have survived in warmer waters. By “plane” I mean one small one similar to what may have flown out of that abandoned airstrip in England.

So there’s no actual proof it was his. From the footage I saw, there were no bomb casings around either. The only other theory I know of is that there was an embarrasing incident in France, he died around then, and they put him in an anonymous grave.

Thanks for responding, regardless.


22 posted on 02/06/2013 7:26:25 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle; twister881

The area where that incident took place was designated as an ordinance disposal zone and pilots not disposing of ordinance were supposed to avoid it. It was on a straight line between Paris and where Miller’s small plane took off from. During the War there were a lot of inexperienced pilots, and Miller’s was one of them. It is speculated that Miller’s pilot just flew the direct route because he was more afraid of getting lost than being hit with discarded ordinance. Flying an indirect course in bad weather at night by dead reckoning can be tricky. Staying on a constant compassing heading is easy, eventually, you’ll see Paris.

I am sure that people aware of the facts had no trouble whatsoever putting 2 and 2 together, but there was a lot of reasons not to. The effect on Anglo-American relations was a big one.

I found this website informative:

http://music.colorado.edu/departments/amrc/gma/gma-reports/the-events-of-december-15-1944/


23 posted on 02/07/2013 2:54:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: F15Eagle; twister881

The area where that incident took place was designated as an ordinance disposal zone and pilots not disposing of ordinance were supposed to avoid it. It was on a straight line between Paris and where Miller’s small plane took off from. During the War there were a lot of inexperienced pilots, and Miller’s was one of them. It is speculated that Miller’s pilot just flew the direct route because he was more afraid of getting lost than being hit with discarded ordinance. Flying an indirect course in bad weather at night by dead reckoning can be tricky. Staying on a constant compassing heading is easy, eventually, you’ll see Paris.

I am sure that people aware of the facts had no trouble whatsoever putting 2 and 2 together, but there was a lot of reasons not to. The effect on Anglo-American relations was a big one.

I found this website informative:

http://music.colorado.edu/departments/amrc/gma/gma-reports/the-events-of-december-15-1944/


24 posted on 02/07/2013 2:54:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: F15Eagle

Understand, thanks. Although as often is said, “Absence of evidence does not necessarily mean evidence of absence.”


25 posted on 02/07/2013 6:48:59 AM PST by twister881
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To: Fiji Hill

“My favorite is the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks.”

One of my favorites too. There can’t be too many of us that like music of that era. Me, I like The Original Memphis Five.


26 posted on 02/07/2013 2:33:39 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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