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TEX BENEKE

SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Gordon Lee Beneke
 
 
Description: Saxophonist, Vocalist, USA
Known For: He sang on popular Glenn Miller recordings such as - "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
 
Instruments: Saxophone, clarinet
Music Styles: Big band, swing, jazz, blues
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.bigbandbuddies.co.uk/Texbenekepage.htm
 
Date Born: 12th February 1914
Location Born: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
 
Date Died: 30th March 2000
Location Died: Costa Mesa, California, United States of America
Memorial: He was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
Summary: Glenn Miller went missing on December 15, 1944 while flying to France from England. The Miller estate authorized an official Glenn Miller "ghost band" in 1946. This band was led by Tex Beneke who as time went on had more prominence in the band's identity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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