Skip to comments.Last member of Glenn Miller Band dies in Carlsbad at 95 (Paul Tanner) (with video)
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.
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First the Andrews Sisters, now Glenn Miller’s band is no more. Who’s next???
Wow another I’m surprised was still around. RIP and thanks.
Too Little Time - featuring Paul Tanner
Johnny and the Hurricanes are kaput as well. But we’ll always have the Drifters, the Temptations and the Platters.
Big Band era. Guess I read the headline too quickly.
(The Steve Miller Band only SOUNDS like it’s members are 95)
The reunion shows were getting a little lame with just one guy left in the band.
What wonderful music. RIP.
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.
Personally, when it comes to orchestras, Guy Lombardo's my man.
They are all with you now Dad!
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 !
Great choice! My favorite is the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks.
“In The Mood”
(what my Dad, and your grandfather or great-grandfather, hummed as he stomped Tojo’s butt.)
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