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In My Life:
We all know that 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first US visit but there are some other noteworthy music anniversaries this year.

70th anniversary of the disappearance of Major Alton Glenn Miller over the English Channel. (December 15, 1944)

A Soundie (early music video) of Miller's last hit as a civilian, "Jukebox Saturday Night":

http://youtu.be/GK72A_eV8Lg

http://www.nww2m.com/2012/12/jukebox-saturday-night-glenn-millers-last-hit-as-a-civilian/

60th anniversary of Elvis Presley's first recording session at Sun Records. (July 5, 1954)

"That's All Right (Mama)
http://youtu.be/JC7YaAbkGRY

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elvis-presley-records-quotthats-all-right-mamaquot

40th anniversary of ABBA's win at the Eurovision Song Contest (April 6, 1974)

http://youtu.be/3FsVeMz1F5c

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/history/by-year/contest?event=290

Hello Goodbye:

--- Quote from: In My Life on January 02, 2014, 04:41:49 AM ---A Soundie (early music video) of Miller's last hit as a civilian, "Jukebox Saturday Night":

http://youtu.be/GK72A_eV8Lg

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And here's some World War II footage of Captain Glenn Miller and the United States Army Air Force Band/Orchestra...


Glenn Miller w/ Orchestra at US Army Air Force Base R?/3 221502-10

In My Life:

--- Quote from: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2014, 04:59:43 AM ---And here's some World War II footage of Captain Glenn Miller and the United States Army Air Force Band/Orchestra...
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That's some great footage there! And just to clarify, Captain Miller was promoted to the rank of Major on August 14, 1944.

Hello Goodbye:

--- Quote from: In My Life on January 02, 2014, 04:41:49 AM ---40th anniversary of ABBA's win at the Eurovision Song Contest (April 6, 1974)

http://youtu.be/3FsVeMz1F5c

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/history/by-year/contest?event=290

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And it's the 30th anniversary of Sweden's Herreys winning the Eurovision Song Contest of 1984...


Eurovision 1984 Sweden - Herreys - Diggi-loo diggi-ley






Too bad the United States doesn't compete.  We coulda blown them away with...


Van Halen - Jump (HQ music video)



Hello Goodbye:

--- Quote from: In My Life on January 02, 2014, 05:42:27 AM ---That's some great footage there! And just to clarify, Captain Miller was promoted to the rank of Major on August 14, 1944.



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Yes.  This footage is after D-Day from what I hear in the war report.  It's hard to see his insignia.

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