The Glenn Miller Big Band That Failed

The year was 1935. Arranger and trombone player Glenn Miller had already experienced success in his musical career, and he was about to embark on his first “solo” career as a band leader. The Iowa native had entered the University of Colorado in 1923, but was an academic disappointment as he spent more time playing … Continue reading The Glenn Miller Big Band That Failed

Frankie Manning & The Lindy Hop

Considered the “World Ambassador” of the Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning was born on May 26, 1914 and died on April 27, 2009, and is considered one of the most celebrated Lindy Hopper of all time. The Lindy Hop was birthed in Harlem in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and became wildly popular across the nation. Manning was born … Continue reading Frankie Manning & The Lindy Hop