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Les Brown

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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: March 14, 1912 | Died: January 4, 2001    

Les Brown

Les Brown and the Band of Renown brought Doris Day into prominence with their recording of “Sentimental Journey” in 1945. The release of “Sentimental Journey” coincided with the end of WWII in Europe and was the homecoming theme for many veterans. They had nine other number-one hit songs, including “I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.”

Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and TV for almost fifty years. They did 18 USO Tours for American troops around the world, and entertained over three million. Before the Super Bowls were televised, the Bob Hope Christmas Specials were the highest-rated programs in television history. Tony Bennett was “discovered” by Bob Hope and did his first public performance with Les and the Band....
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  • Mike's Peak
    Group 7 Music
    2006
  • The Jazz Masters - 100 Anos De Swing
    Intakt Records
    1996
  • Giants of the Big Band Era
    Intakt Records
    1993
  • The Les Brown Story
    Intakt Records
    1989
  • Swing Back With Les Brown
    Intakt Records
    1988
  • Les Brown
    Intakt Records
    1984
  • Big Bands: Les Brown
    Intakt Records
    1984
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